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Home of Rest of Old Horses

Bulrhenny, Richmond Hill, Douglas
01624 674594
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Ranked #3 of 6 Activities in Douglas
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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
140 helpful votes 140 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
117 helpful votes 117 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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