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Skye Serpentarium

The Old Mill, Broadford IV49 9AQ, Scotland
01471 822 209
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Broadford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stopped here while wandering Skye. I have always had an interest in reptiles, especially chelonia and, with a daughter who works as a conservationist with turtles, how could I not go in? It's small but, being shown around by the bouncingly enthusiastic employee (owner?) the visit was much longer and probably more informative than it may otherwise have been unaccompanied.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is quite small and run for the love of serpents rather than as a zoo. Having said that, the staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable about their residents. I was expecting something bigger rather than one ( largeish) room with about 12 tanks. There was the option to hold a snake if you wanted too. Good coffee shop... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My self and two others visited yesterday. The staff are very knowledgeable. especially Billy who makes it very interesting with his enthusiasm. He managed to cox me to handle a snake for the first time. Thanks.

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Cupar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I am not a great fan of snakes but after a visit here I have thawed (slightly). The staffs enthusiasm is deeply infectious. They are all well informed and pass on their knowledge in such a way that makes it an enjoyable experience. The kids loved it and came home with shed snake skins from the gift shop. We will... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had no previous interest in the reptile world but decided to have a look as it seemed so unusual amongst the other tourist attractions on Skye and we were really glad we did. Billy was informative, interesting and enthusiastic. We learnt why the various reptiles had found their way there, the marvellous work the Serpentarium does to look after... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

I have driven past this so many times over the years and, I think, dismissed it as "for kids" I was wrong! It is small but packed with interesting stuff, both the reptiles and the depressing contraband which means many of them are endangered. The staff are incredibly enthusiatic about their work and very knowledgable. Well worth a visit.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a small organisation that takes in snakes, reptiles, turtles etc that have been brought to them for various reasons. We found it very informative the young gentleman gave us a description and reason as to why each animal was there and explained any question related to these animals. It is purely a voluntary place relying on donations so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed our visit to the sepentarium. We had a personal tour with a very friendly and knowledgeable member of staff. For such a small place there was a great variety of reptiles: snakes, lizards and tortoises. The highlight if the visit was getting to hold one of the snakes. A great way... More 

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