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Home of Rest of Old Horses

Bulrhenny, Richmond Hill, Douglas
01624 674594
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Ranked #3 of 5 activities in Douglas
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fantastic place. The most gentle of gentle giants you could ever meet. A lot of them are retired Tram horses from Douglas. There are horses and donkeys and they are looked after to such a high standard. There is a really nice coffee shop where you can read about the history of the place and you can adopt a horse... More

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Iver, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

One of the best places to go if you love horses and we do! We fed them and chatted t them and they were just lovely. The tearoom is very reasonably priced with lots of choices and tasty food. We adopted two horses, Tommy Tucker and Debbie and look forward to adopting more in the future. What a wonderful place... More

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australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

It has been 42 years since I visited this place and as a young child my first encounter with horses. This did my heart good to revisit the place, the horses are so well looked after , the place spotless . What a great day out for all the family and what a wonderful charity. Please support it !

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London
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Opportunity to get up close and feed the beautiful horses and donkeys that are wonderfully looked after here. Loved by people of all ages. There's a cafe there too and plenty of parking. Well worth a visit.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My family love this place and at £1 for pony nuts in a bucket or 25p it's so reasonable ! Entry is free. The horses and donkeys are so friendly and love the attention. The new part, past the donkeys, is lovely too and makes a great day out for the family. Lots of free parking. We also had coffee... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

What a super place: free entry with donations welcome, 'Sponsor a horse' for £10 a year, friendly volunteers, shop and tearoom and ........ great interaction with shire horses. What's not to like! Such a super cause to support too.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
22 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

What a gorgeous yard. Any equine lovers will have a lovely few hours strolling round talking to all the old dears. There are also donkeys who enjoyed making a complete racket! The horses were all beautiful and extremely well cared for - if I was a horse I'd force my owner to sign me up for retirement livery here! The... More

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Isle Of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Great place to go with kids, our one is terrified of horses but enjoys seeing them from a distance, this place is great for her as see can see them and see others feeding them without any problems, she even managed to stroke a horse's nose. Loads of parking, lovely little cafe and shop, all the staff are lovely.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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91 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Having riden behind a horse on the trams on the promenade, it felt right to go and see their retirement home. The Horses did genuinely seem to enjoy the attention although rattling the small bucket of feed purchased from the shop for a very reasonable price might have had something to do with our attractiveness. There is also an excellent... More

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Ramsey Isle of Man
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This Home of Rest has been established on the outskirts of Douglas on the road from Douglas to Castletown.it is situated in a large area of fields which are divided into paddocks for the various horses and Donkeys which have been saved or donated. It is possible to purchase feed pallets to give to the animals, which Children love to... More

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