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Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre

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West Lynch Farm | Porlock, Allerford, Exmoor National Park TA24 8HJ, England
+44 1643 862816
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My 22 year old daughter had the most fantastic ride over the moor!

My daughter had only been riding for about 12 months when I booked her in for a morning hack on the... read more

Reviewed today
Jennifer P
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Informative but dirty enclosures

Went along today for a visit as had seen some really good reviews about the place. Overall the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
glyka1821
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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A small family run owl and bird of prey centre situated near Porlock, Somerset, in the Exmoor National Park, in National Trust farmstead. A collection of other animals and Horse Riding for experienced riders. Bed & breakfast also available with bird of prey activities and experiences. Day visitors welcome to the Centre, opens 12noon with Tea Gardens and Afternoon with the Birds Display at 2pm.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“birds of prey” (25 reviews)
“flying display” (20 reviews)
“cream tea” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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West Lynch Farm | Porlock, Allerford, Exmoor National Park TA24 8HJ, England
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+44 1643 862816
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Reviewed today

My daughter had only been riding for about 12 months when I booked her in for a morning hack on the moor during one of our visits down to Minehead.... I thought the experience would do her good, and boy did it! Not only did...More

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went along today for a visit as had seen some really good reviews about the place. Overall the visit was good value for money and the display given was informative. I was really dissapointed to see how filthy the bird enclosures were however, their water...More

1  Thank glyka1821
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here thinking it would make a nice day out for my young daughter, very much mistaken, it’s lucky we won a voucher, got there to find a small farm, the owls were all sat in cage looking bored, that taken us about 15 mins...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Spouse & I arrived here as a treat for my birthday as we were in the area. As it is 2018 & not 1918, I made the grave error of assuming the place would be open as it was in peak holiday season of...More

3  Thank BigFatBudgie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the falconry, horse riding and a birthday lunch for my daughters 8th birthday. Her and 4 friends had an awesome time. The staff running the different sessions were brilliant with both the kids and animals. The place is very relaxing, the food was...More

Thank Naomi B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was passing the area and decided to drop by having read the leaflet elsewhere. I got there at the wrong time 12.30 . The flying display was at 14.00. I queued up behind some families and felt very uncomfortable as it appeared that being...More

1  Thank Bob L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as day guests arriving for the 2pm display. The informative and enjoyable display lasted an hour and half which flew by! Was also good looking at the other owls and hawks afterwards. Not sure that exploring the aviary alone would be worth the...More

Thank Louise F
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

I've been lucky enough to ride these lovely horses through Exmoor's stunning scenery on several occasions and it never fails to impress. The horses are forward going and well-trained, and Cathy is excellent company as a ride leader. When you're done, don't miss the cream...More

1  Thank tlgembrit
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Just returned from the half day Hawk and Owl experience which far exceeded our expectations. The centre is in a really stunning location, so relaxing really being away from any 21st century hassle. The morning was excellent, we handled hawks and owls and Rod is...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We stayed overnight at the centre, where they had two suites of accommodation within a 15th C farmhouse building. The welcome was warm and very hospitable - we were dealt with by Cathy who was most helpful and friendly throughout our visit. Our room was...More

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