The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary, Newtown St Boswells

4.8
#11 of 34 in Outdoors in Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary is located in Newtown St Boswells. Add The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary to your Newtown St Boswells travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Newtown St Boswells online vacation builder .
Create an itinerary including The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary
map
The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
39 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • My 12 yr old son is donkey daft and as a present for Christmas we let him pick a donkey to sponsor at the sanctuary. So today we finally took the trip to visit Dennis. No mean feat from Uddingston as ...  more »
  • We just happened to see a sign for this place as we drove past on our way home from Abbotsford and decided to stop and have a look around. Nice little sanctuary, mostly donkeys (as the name implies) b...  more »
  • We sponsor one of the donkeys here, but this was our first opportunity to visit. It's only open to visitors Saturday and Sunday afternoons so when we arrived the car park was already busy. There is a ...  more »
Google
  • Better than expected!!! They do a great job caring for these animals. Donkeys, goats, horses, pigs and chickens.
  • Great place to visit, our 4 year old loved seeing all the animals and feeding the Donkeys.
  • Peaceful, staff always welcoming the animals interact with everybody
  • Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the animals. At the beginning the tour was fantastic but felt a little rushed towards the end, despite there still being lots of time left. Donation is £3 per person for the tour, and I was amazed to see some people not paying it. You'd struggle to get a day out for 3 quid that will keep the little ones entertained for hours. There is 1 tour per day and it leaves at 1400. Dogs are allowed to come with you but must be kept on the leash.
  • Great place... The kids loved it. The donkeys were cute and friendly and the tour was a lot of fun. I didn't plan to when we got there, but by the time we left, we just had to adopt a donkey.

Plan your trip to Newtown St Boswells

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Newtown St Boswells

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Scottish Borders by other users

2 days in Galashiels & Lauder BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in St Abbs BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Kelso BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Hawick BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Wexford BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans