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Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

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North Petherwin, Nr. Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8GW | North Petherwin, Launceston PL15 8GW, England
+44 1566 785646
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We could have spent all week at this excellent place

The very beautiful and tranquil setting held so may different species and the staff obviously cared... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
steve1960
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Do not miss!

My (adult) daughters and I spent the afternoon in this lovely spot where everything is so calm and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GFB2018
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Exeter, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“woodland walk” (51 reviews)
“fallow deer” (33 reviews)
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North Petherwin, Nr. Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8GW | North Petherwin, Launceston PL15 8GW, England
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+44 1566 785646
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"woodland walk"
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"fallow deer"
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"otters being fed"
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"feeding times"
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"otter talk"
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"hand feed"
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"free roaming"
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"love animals"
in 9 reviews
"harvest mice"
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"informative talk"
in 9 reviews
"free range"
in 11 reviews
"snowy owl"
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"harris hawk"
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"tea room"
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"few hours"
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"cakes"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The very beautiful and tranquil setting held so may different species and the staff obviously cared for all the animals and birds at the centre. We had a fantastic visit and tea afterwards in the cafe (homemade cakes!!). Recommended for all ages

1  Thank steve1960
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My (adult) daughters and I spent the afternoon in this lovely spot where everything is so calm and relaxing. Obviously the otters and other animals were the stars of the show, but the friendly and informative staff made it extra special. It is the antithesis...More

1  Thank GFB2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You won't spend a better £9.00 than this anywhere in Cornwall. A wonderful little location with friendly staff and some very happy animals. The otters love feeding time, the deer will nibble lunch from your hand, the rabbits are hilarious, the owls just spectacular and...More

1  Thank Wellingtonian2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit. The staff were polite, friendly, knowledgeable and above all else gave you a complete feeling of the animals come first. We started with the bird of prey talk. The chap that led the talk was excellent and got people...More

2  Thank A D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Think the weather decided to be kind on us for this outdoor trip. Although rather muddy the sun was shining and we had a wonderful day. The talks were very informative and fun and everyone was able to see into the enclosures while the guide/s...More

1  Thank Dawn C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for things to do while in north Cornwall on holiday. Had never been here and couldn’t believe it. We have missed out. It’s a wonderful place and would highly recommend it. The animals looked really happy and I’ve never seen so many types...More

Thank mearsfamily
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our brother who is special needs and had a great time. It was an ideal size to keep his attention. The wallabies were great and you could get up close to them. We could even see Thor joeys in their pouch. The...More

Thank Veronica013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we used our one sunny day for a trip to the otter sanctuary. We arrived at 10:30 paid the £9 for each of us and didn't even make it passed the ticket window before getting into an interesting chat with the chap that...More

Thank Neill G
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Very interesting seeing the otters being fed & birds of pray talks. Pleasant surrounding. Nice for a half-day out trip.

Thank Eva S
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Its not just otters but lots of birds and other animals as well. The otter species are all different and the guide does a great job of explaining them. The cafe is small but sufficient.

Thank HimanshuRaj
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LaurenJM93
30 June 2017|
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Response from RIK69JONES | Reviewed this property |
A full day
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Rüth S
21 February 2017|
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Response from bognor | Reviewed this property |
Ha! Otters look very cute but I'm sure they could rip your face off! You can let raptors perch on your arm though, magnificent.
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