The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary, Newtown St Boswells

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The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary is located in Newtown St Boswells. Our Newtown St Boswells travel itinerary planner makes visiting The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary and other Newtown St Boswells attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 13, 2017
    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 »
  • August 5, 2017
    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 »
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  • 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.

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