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The Scottish Deer Centre

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Address: Bow of Fife | Dundee, Cupar KY15 4NQ, Scotland
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+44 1337 810391

Covering over 55 acres of countryside, the centre is home to fourteen...

Covering over 55 acres of countryside, the centre is home to fourteen species of deer from all over the world, Fife’s only wolf pack, otters and other rare breeds including the Scottish Wildcat. You can also come face to face with some amazing birds in the Raptor World Bird of Prey Centre. You’ll learn all about these amazing creatures and enjoy a day that is not only fun, but also provides a fascinating insight into the animal kingdom. More information about daily tours, feeding events, activities and dates can be found on the centre's website. After a busy day getting to know the animals, why not relax and unwind with afternoon tea in the café, or pick up a bargain at the woollen mill shop.Take a walk on the wild side and join The Scottish Deer Centre for a great day out the whole family will enjoy!

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Very good place for a lovely trip out however the eating facilities dont really provide for chikdren should maybe consider having a small restraunt with meals none the less great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Linkoping, Sweden
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had booked the Bird of Prey Experience for my 2 teenagers, and what an amazing experience it was! They got to handle a hawk and 2 different types of owls, while staff told us all about them. After the experience we were free to explore the park and see all the other animals too. There were bears, deer, wolves,... More 

Thank nassals
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the centre last Sunday and received such a warm welcome from the lady on the reception desk. The kids had a great time and loved being able to feed the deer. There was plenty of space for them to run around and they enjoyed seeing all the animals and the bird display. Nice little park too for them... More 

Thank MB2811
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good place for a lovely trip out however the eating facilities dont really provide for chikdren should maybe consider having a small restraunt with meals none the less great place to take young family

Thank Jadesimp94
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Admittedly we got a heavily discounted entry on Groupon so that may flavour how "awesome" we thought this attraction was! We came on an unusually bright February day but we still needed to wrap up super warm as it was very windy (the falconry display was held in a semi-circular embankment of earth to minimise the wind & the birds... More 

Thank Ziz121
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the cheapest place you'll ever go and if you just wander round it's like most animal places, hit or a miss if you see anything. However, I'd highly recommended visiting here if you go round with the ranger at feeding time. It's absolutely excellent. All animals become visible and interactive and you learn so much about them.

Thank Tommy F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I wanted to visit as wolves are my favourite animals however I hated it as the poor beasts are kept a small enclosure. They looked very bored. It is supposed to be accessible to wheelchairs but the path to the wolves, lynx and bears is so rough I was tossed about so much we had to give up. The main... More 

Thank goldeng1rl
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got half price entry with itison, and what excellent value it was.We saw and fed several types of deer, watched the falconry display, the otter family and then had a tour of the other animals-wolves, bears,lynx, Scottish wild cats and a red fox with the dedicated and very interesting staff on hand. The cafe was cosy, the food good... More 

Thank kittyleigh
Forfar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab time at the deer centre on Thursday with my 2 young children, the staff in the visitor/shop area were super friendly and great with the children. It was a very cold day and quiet as Fife schools were still on, that worked to our advantage as we got a very personal nose to nose with the hand reared deer... More 

Thank cattaylor100
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THE ANIMALS ARE FANTASTIC, MANY TYPES OF DEER, WOLVES, LYNX SCOTTISH WILD CAT, FOX, AND EUROPEAN BROWN BEARS. A very good falconry display, one of the best that I have seen and European short toed otters. All this with really good, entertaining talks about the habitat, history and the animals themselves. Many adverse reviews seem to criticise the trimmings. For... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

how nice to stop in such an interesting and varied location. Aside from the animals the shopping and food facilities make this ideal - and plenty parking, Not so hungry, but the great quality coffee and home made scone were very welcome.

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