We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skye Serpentarium

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: The Old Mill, Broadford IV49 9AQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01471 822 209
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 136 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Somewhere different to visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Suzibeaton
,
Scotland
Add Photo Write a Review

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Scotland
Level Contributor
111 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Congleton
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited twice during our stay and sponsored an agamid. Fab place to visit. I am now over my snake phobia. Visit soon while it is still open.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hull
Level Contributor
58 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Although the centre is small, there is still plenty to see. These animals have all been rescued, whether its from illegal imports or people who can no longer look after their pets. You can immediately tell that the staff really care about the animals in the centre and their enthusiasm really shows. The talk about reptiles, which was given by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montrose, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Not a lot to see and a bit expensive for families considering how small it is but you have to take into account the fact that these are rescued creatures and are being well looked after. Caring for them must be a costly business. The people running it were very nice and informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prudhoe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This small reptile centre showcases the valuable work in rescuing reptiles from owners unable to cope and caring for animals smuggled into the country. Staff are very knowledgeable and I had the great privilege of handling one of the beautiful Boa Constrictors. The entrance price is high but very worth it to help the cause. This is a great place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Swansea
Level Contributor
50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Decided to visit the serpentarium as we were passing through Broadford. It's a fabulous way to spend 30mins with a good range of exotic animals, and very knowledgeable staff. They also do love handling sessions, and I finally managed to get my hands on a decent sized Boa. Please go and continue to support this amazing little oddity in Skye.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Balloch
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a small reptile centre but the staff are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the animals they care for. We spend over an hour there and everyone had the change to hold a snake. There was an interesting range of reptiles which I haven't seen in the reptile section of zoos before. Worth a visit for people of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Doesn't look like much from the outside, but informative and passionate staff brought it to life. Great fun for kids and educational too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
St Andrews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Saw this place advertised and as it was raining myself and the daughter (14) popped in. For a small place there was a lot to see and the staff were available to answer any queries. Then we were allowed to handle a snake, learning about their habitats, lifestyle and the histories of the individual animal. This place is well worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Skye Serpentarium also viewed

Portree, Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye, The Hebrides
 
Isle of Skye, The Hebrides
Isle of Skye, The Hebrides
 

Been to Skye Serpentarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Skye Serpentarium and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Skye Serpentarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?