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Skye Serpentarium

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Address: The Old Mill, Broadford IV49 9AQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01471 822 209
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Kids loved it!

We popped into here before we left Skye and I am so glad we did. The kids loved it and even got to hold a snake! It is a shame that it is closing as it is a nice attraction on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We popped into here before we left Skye and I am so glad we did. The kids loved it and even got to hold a snake! It is a shame that it is closing as it is a nice attraction on Skye.

Thank sammy818
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The children really love this attraction and we have been 3 times now. The staff are very knowledgeable and shelter reptiles and amphibians that have been confiscated by customs. They talk a lot about the care the animals need and take time to explain the individual stories behind each of the animals they look after. They offer you the chance... More 

1 Thank Cox F
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Stopped in by here on a recent trip to Skye, am glad that we did. Its not a big place by any means, but a very interesting visit. The staff are very knowledgeable and passionate about the reptiles there, and it does house a lot of reptiles for its size, so the £4.50 (adult) entrance fee is worth it. I'm... More 

Thank Scotslass1810
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This was a great experience. The staff were very knowledgable and friendly. It is small, so you can walk round it in seconds. I would recommend that you take your time and ask the staff any questions you might have.

Thank Ross C
Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

This zoo is a herpetologist's (reptiles & amphibians) dream, but still fascinating for the lay person. I need to state that the zoo is closing forever in about 5 weeks (October 2015) due to lack of funding. It is a bit out of the way & does not look much from the outside. We decided to give it a go... More 

1 Thank William S
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

TBH, the kids desperately wanted to come here, but we were pleasantly surprised by the amazingly knowledgeable and funny staff member who we got all to ourselves as we were there at 10am as the doors opened! Learnt lots about all sorts of different reptiles and even got to hold a snake! Brilliant. Highly recommended not only for itself but... More 

1 Thank Emmsief
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A small well loved and cherished place with very friendly, helpful staff. No question was too silly or obvious-they had the time for you whatever you wanted to know! Really enthusiastic staff and calm snakes that allowed us to handle them which was a first for many! Watching the snakes was mesmerizing to see how they moved! We came in... More 

1 Thank beth72015
Pickering, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We visited on a quiet day and were rewarded with a very informative commentary through each of the cases containing the reptiles we were viewing. The information given was detailed and humorous and added to the experience. Highlight was holding the snake

Thank Gail R
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We found this place by accident while holidaying in Skye. It is a small centre but as an animal lover I loved the staff's enthusiasm and the fact that all the animals are rescued. Not somewhere you could spend a few hrs. We had a wander round at the various animals mainly snakes and the excellent info about them for... More 

Thank Suzibeaton
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Small but worth it :-) got to handle a snake and learnt about the reptiles in the centre. Staff were very friendly. Enjoyed the coffee in the coffee shop next door. Good to see smuggled animals have been rehomed and are being cared for at the centre.

Thank Gail B

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