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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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Rescued Reptiles

On a recent trip to Skye, weather being somewhat cold and rainy, called in to this small but worthwhile centre which takes in reptiles which are either no longer wanted, too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

On a recent trip to Skye, weather being somewhat cold and rainy, called in to this small but worthwhile centre which takes in reptiles which are either no longer wanted, too difficult for families to keep or confiscated by the RSPCA, SPCA or Customs Officials (when discovered being smuggled into the country). We were shown around by Billy, whose knowledge... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect from this place, but it was extremely enjoyable and very interesting. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and super-friendly. We learned loads about the rescue work they do, and about the animals themselves. It was thoroughly enjoyable, very reasonably priced, and I even held a snake, which was brilliant and fascinating and not at all... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

For many years I have been terrified by snakes which has on multiple occasions stopped me from experiencing fully some of the countries I have been lucky enough to visit also been a fish keeper this has stopped me from entering some shops because I knew that the fish were kept next to the snakes, This may sound stupid to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

and it's been his most treasured possession ever since! The place is small, but they do great work and all of us found it very informative - kids were fascinated. Well worth the relatively cheap entrance fee - and the £5 for the skin!!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I never thought I’d find snakes and lizards interesting but on a wet day during our week’s holiday we called in here. So glad we did. Everyone was really knowledgeable and obviously cared for their creatures, most of which have been rescued. We were allowed to hold a snake – first time I’ve ever done so and once I’d got... More 

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A small but excellent serpentarium with fantastic knowledgable and friendly staff. The snakes and lizards are amazing and well loved. Would highly recommend people to visit and support the excellent work done here. Oh, and the nice little cafe attached, lovely soup and cake!

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What a little gem! The people in the place are wonderful, very informative. I never thought I would be able to handle a snake, but Goldie was lovely! The rest are very interesting and I sponsored a tortoise before leaving. Even got a kiss from the owner for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I went by chance to this place as i walked right by it. I really appeciate the labour they are doing there rescuing reptiles. Congratulations!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Due to the distance between us in Cambridge and Skye we have not visited for a couple of years but we do sponsor a number of animals there. This is a small attraction, with a big heart. Given that it takes in animals from the airports and members of the public it is not given any support from Customs or... More 

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Fittleworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We popped in whilst staying in the Isle of Skye, and though we were expecting something quite a bit bigger, we weren't disappointed and did manage to spend quite a while there. The staff made it worthwhile really, hats off to them! The lady there was really wise about the creatures and seriously knew her stuff! If you hang around... More 

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