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Home of Rest of Old Horses

Address: Bulrhenny, Richmond Hill, Douglas
Phone Number: 01624 674594
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Ranked #3 of 11 Activities in Douglas
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Ranch & Farm
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Ranch & Farm
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English first
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just got back from the rest for old horses took the grand children to see Santa (2 year old 5 and 11 ) tickets to see Santa £13.75 for kids got a present plus a photo of them each Santa was the best I have seen in a long time great with the kids .free parking no pushing lots of... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This evening I visited the Horses Home. This is the first year that they have opened on weekday evenings prior to Christmas (usually just the weekends). If you are on the Isle of Man between now and December 21st DO NOT miss an opportunity to visit this Winter Wonderland. Billed as a mini Blackpool Illuminations it does not disappoint. Weekday... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Brilliant day out excellent value. Santa great with the children cafe food very tasty and reasonable hope this is now annual event

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

free entry and a box of food for £1 to feed these lovely animals,kids of 18 and 16 loved it .as there is no entry fee this charity makes its money through the tea rooms and buying the pellets to feed the horses, if you visit the Isle of Man go here and support it.

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My daughter and I love this place. My husband and son aren't so fussed as they are not horse lovers, but they come along on sufferance every time we visit the island! The horses are obviously well cared for and are so gentle when taking pellets from you. Sadly, they are not quite so gentle with each other, some of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

On a superficial level this place is fabulous. Excellent conditions for these splendid creatures to live in. Clearly cared for and cherished. On a deeper level, the commitment and dedication of the staff awarded to ensure the horses have somewhere to live out a happy retirement after years of hard work devoted to transportation in and around the island. We... More 

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Lincolnshire
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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The two of spent a morning at the Home of Rest of Old Horses, not far from Douglas, during our recent annual return trip to the Isle of Man. A couple staying at our hotel had recommended a visit. We drove there on a beautiful sunny day, parking in a shady spot in the large car park. It is great... More 

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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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