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Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

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Address: North Petherwin, Nr. Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8GW | North Petherwin, Launceston PL15 8GW, England
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+44 1566 785646

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A really fun and educational day out!

All four of us really enjoyed this place. There are Asian and British otters and birds of prey feeding talks which were really very interesting. Rhys was our guide on both talks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jan C
Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I have been visiting the Sanctuary for over 12 years now and it never fails to disappoint. We arrived just before lunch and took a walk through the woods, the deer we were told were not to be fed on this visit and were very standoffish all being sat together at the top of the right had... More 

Thank Mark P
Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

All four of us really enjoyed this place. There are Asian and British otters and birds of prey feeding talks which were really very interesting. Rhys was our guide on both talks and did a fantastic job Roaming free in other parts of the grounds are peacocks, peahens, wallabies, deer, chickens, and rabbits. The baby deer that had been hand... More 

Thank Jan C
South Devon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place , baby otters were so cute and so many lovely animals to see and lots are very friendly especially the 3 legged tiny deer . Taking the kids back today as we went as a couple last time .

Thank Sadiewoo
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89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem of a place! We pulled up and it didn't look like the kind of place we would like to visit but once we got to the attraction, it was brilliant. We intended on spending a couple to hours there but ended up spending the whole day here. The otters are beautiful! The staff are very knowledgeable and... More 

Thank Jerry-raff
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's like a mini zoo with quite a few different animals to see. The keepers obviously love what they do and give good talks on the otters and birds. Enjoyed spending a few hours here (doesn't fill a whole day).

Thank Adam W
Level Contributor
61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely natural local attraction that will take a good 3-4 hours to enjoy properly. Good value for a family day out on a cloudier day. Nice cafe with good cake and lunches though you can bring a picnic. Wallabies otters, birds of prey, meerkats and more all in good enclosures and very well looked after. Really knowledgeable and friendly staff... More 

Thank Matt D
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a very pleasant morning at this hidden treasure of a place. It's not big, it's not pretentious. It is a sweet little place, run by people who obviously care deeply about their "residents". There was none of the usual staring into an empty enclosure wondering where the animals were. They were very much in evidence and SOOOO cute! From... More 

Thank Lorraine W
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit (or two!). Not just otters but many other animals and birds as well. Of particular interest was the talk on the Birds of Prey which lasted for about 30 mins and visitors were invited to hold one of the birds - under supervision of course. Equally interesting was feeding time for the otters which was accompanied... More 

Thank 5062mike
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a little cracker. Absolute highlight is the feeding of the otters-you really shouldn't miss it! The family group in particular are hilarious when they know the food is on its way and the noise they make is incredible. Look out for one called Cameron who has decided to bounce up and down on his back legs like... More 

Thank DickieW
St Ives, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there just in time for the feeding of the dear little otters and to learn all about the different otters. They are very noisy and just a little smelly but that is the way they live. Then we had a walk in the grounds which are wooded and had large cages with different animals dotted around. Free to... More 

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