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Home of Rest of Old Horses

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Address: Bulrhenny, Richmond Hill, Douglas
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Children love it and grown ups too

Well worth a visit. You can feed the horses and ponies and support a really worthwhile cause looking after retired animals. And there is a rather nice cafe too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. You can feed the horses and ponies and support a really worthwhile cause looking after retired animals. And there is a rather nice cafe too.

Thank TimJ324
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great place to visit if you like horses, great fun! Feeding horses is allowed as well and we brought some apples with us.You can also spend there as much time as you wish.I liked this place.

Thank olga32017
Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Every time we go to visit family in IOM we always visit the home of rest. Its an absolutely great idea. Old tram horses live out the rest of their lives here instead of being sold for likely slaughter. You pay for some feed and go round to feed the friendly horses. Definitely for horse lovers though! The small café... More 

Thank lusykes2003
Ayr, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is where the old Douglas tram horses retire to. It's easy to reach by local bus, about 20 mins or so out of town. Worth a visit on a nice day.

Thank Bob C
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is such a lovely place set in the countryside. The horses are certainly not shy and such gentle giants! Admission is free and it is just £1 for a tub of horse treats. Highly recommended for all the family and you can see how well the horses and donkeys are cared for

Thank jackiebiba
Douglas, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Never been before so decided to take our niece who wanted to go, it was well worth a look. We bought some feed and hand fed the horses and donkeys also they had a few chickens wandering around the place, only downside was the lady who sells the feed was a bit grumpy maybe she was just having a bad... More 

Thank Skel2014
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not far from Douglas. There are lots of horses waiting to greet you as you pull into the car park. Brought a few apples to give them which they loved. Lots to see, especially if you have children. There is a small gift shop where you can buy horse feed and lots of other horsey related items. Also a lovely... More 

Thank Smurfy1971
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Wonderful to know after pulling the public all those seasons and years these hard working horse have a peaceful end to their lives

Thank Colinveitchart
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a lovely place the horse are mainly ex tram work horses that have been retired from work and they have either been bought by the home or donated by their owners when they are too old to work.These horses are so gentle and have given their all to their owners and its only right that they should live... More 

Thank charlieboy2009
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Absolutely loved this. At the end of the holiday we both thought this was the best thing we did, which surprised us as we did it as something to do to kill the time on the way to the airport. Great for both children and adults.

Thank Eamiah

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