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Address: Dobbies Garden World | Lasswade, Midlothian, Lasswade EH18 1AZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-663-4932
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Fun For Everyone....Young And Old

Visiting Scotland for the first time, We were recommend this attraction to visit, and was defiantly were the visit, Good price for entry (which was unlimited entry all day) and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were having a pleasant time wandering around the greenhouse looking at the beautiful butterflies and other insects that we could see. Then we bumped into Kev... Kev absolutely brought Butterfly World to life. He showed us so many things that we hadn't noticed and explained everything with such detail and enthusiasm that we ended up staying for several hours... More 

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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Well I have mixed feelings about this place. It was a fun afternoon out. My daughter (7) enjoyed it as well. Pros: Easy to get to on the bus, number 3 from the city. Nice playground out front. The people working with the animals were very kind and very willing to tell you all about them and answer any questions.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I went there with my daughter and wife. It's a good place to visit but It is overpriced. My daughter had fun and found more girls to play with, I would recommend a visit.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Wish we hadn't went... £15 is way overpriced, paid for 2 adults at £7.50 each and our 2 yr old got in free...we went years ago and remembered it to be a great visit... But not this time... Not much to see... The bee section looked like it should be condemned ... With nothing to look at... The butterfly section... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very sad to see the place compared to a couple of years ago when I visited last, and it was great. The place looks like it desperately requires an injection of money to put right, and it is not cheap to get in. Very few butterflies around, last time I remember some sort of little birds were running about too,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Scotland for the first time, We were recommend this attraction to visit, and was defiantly were the visit, Good price for entry (which was unlimited entry all day) and then stepping into the jungle the ball of heat certainly hits you but with all the butterfly's floating around your head, ot made the experience very realistic indeed, and then... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We've visited this attraction a few times over the years and it seems to have become very run down and looks uncared for. There were only a small range of butterflies flying and the greenhouse was far too dry for the insects. There were also quite a few dead butterflies lying around the floor of the flight area. The bee... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My second visit to the Butterfly and Insect World, took our three grandchildren who all love creatures, large or small. We loved it, the young girl who did a talk and how to handle creatures was really excellent, great with the creatures and the kids. She actually gave me the confidence to touch a snake, something I have been terrified... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Quite expensive to get in and although there were quite a few insects and reptiles to see you couldn't spend too much time in there due to the heat- only spent about 20-30 mins so expensive for a family of 5. The outside bee area is very run down and shoud be closed to the public until its either refurbished... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

we took the kids here in the Easter holidays. it was good value for money. The kids got to hold a tarantula and a snake, and got lots educational talks from the friendly staff. Only downside was it was very busy and was difficult to move in the crowds with a buggy especially in the education part.

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Address: Address: Dobbies Garden World | Lasswade, Midlothian, Lasswade EH18 1AZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-663-4932
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Lasswade

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