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Screech Owl Sanctuary

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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
+44 1726 860182
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Informative and interesting afternoon out

My friend and I decided to visit the sanctuary for am afternoon out. We arrived at 12pm and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katie B
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Great morning!

Had a great morning with my family here today, children 7,4, & 2. Was drizzling rain which was a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NatG40
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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One of the largest collection of owls in the South west of England. We are a rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary with over 120 owls of some 40 different species.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to visit the sanctuary for am afternoon out. We arrived at 12pm and immediately joined a close encounters experience. This involved the opportunity to get a closer look at 9 very different species of animals and talk to the very...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great morning with my family here today, children 7,4, & 2. Was drizzling rain which was a shame as mostly outside. The best part was the meet/pat the owls at 10am, definitely recommend getting here at 10am for this segment. The kids loved...More

Thank NatG40
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased you had a great visit to the Sanctuary. Please come in for another visit when in our area and its a fine day, we always say the experience is so much better when its sunny.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here on the off-chance after seeing an advert in a local brochure. Every member of staff we spoke to was really friendly and knowledgeable. We loved walking around the different owls and the other animals. The flying display was great and we really...More

Thank VHTLondonGirl85
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for a lovely review of your visit to the Sanctuary and your experiences while here. Thanks also for the tea room review as well and i will pass your comments on to them. Look forward to your next visit when you are in the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the baby here in a sling so she could see all the birds, which they loved. The site is accessible for prams and wheelchairs. However the ticket is valid for 7 days so there is no pressure to see everything in one day...More

Thank SheepNinja
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for such a lovely review, and we are glad your daughter enjoyed her day too. We do appeal to all age groups and it is nice too hear a little one had such a good time. I will pass on your comments to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A really great day out, and very informative. The staff are friendly and will be happy to answer all questions. There are three flying displays during the day with different owls and falcons at each one and the falconers are very informative and entertaining. If...More

Thank Patricia W
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Patricia for your visit and kind review. It is always nice to hear feedback of how our visitors enjoyed the sanctuary and took in all of the on-going activities throughout the day. Thank you also for adopting Honey our Tawny Owl which will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent day here. We took a baby in a pushchair and it was very accessible. The staff were all very friendly and the cafe was excellent - delicious homemade cakes and scones. The ticket is valid for a week too, so no...More

Thank kimb83
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kim for you lovely review. As you say we do have a pay once and come back again within a week free as it does help with little ones if they are tired or if the weather becomes inclement or some one comes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place today 13/09/17. Lovely place to visit. This is my second time now and this place fascinating. The owls are beautiful, all sizes, Tawny, Barn too many to remember. You get a brilliant talk about the owls, there are 6 being spoken...More

Thank Patricia E
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Patricia, thanks for such a great and inclusive review for everyone to read. Do not know how to reply because you have covered every thing so well. So thank you again and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everytime I come on holiday in Cornwall I have to make an annual visit to this wonderful Owl Sanctuary. They have other types of animals as well, such as donkeys, emus, alpacas and meerkats. All animals are well looked after and staff are very friendly...More

Thank Gemma_Wallbank
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gemma, Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation for others to visit.I will pass on your comments to our staff your comments and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable few hours here looking at these magnificent birds, and the love and care given them by the work-force is evident for all to see. The live-flying display with 3 birds was amazing and was the highlight of the day. Bob is...More

Thank pr0ccy
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your five star review on your enjoyable day with us and i will pass on your regards and comments to Bob. lol

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter has always loved owls so four of us (all adults) visited Screech as it was too wet and windy to go to the beach. We spent 3 hours doing the animal and owl encounters and watching the owls in flight in the big...More

Thank ytrops
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It seems to have rained so much this September but you enjoyed your visit. The new large barn works really well in bad weather for flying as well as close encounters , which is nice for everyone, birds and visitors alike. As well as the...More

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Tracey A
October 19, 2016|
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Response from Carolyn S | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in our lovely twins. If you would like to like our Facebook page you will see all the updates and pictures of their antics over the last few weeks. Please come along when in Cornwall and see them... More
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Sharon N
August 28, 2016|
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Response from Carolyn S | Property representative |
Dogs are not allowed on site due to our zoo licensing but we do have a shaded doggy parking where you can park up and can attend to your dog as many times as you like.. Assistance dogs are allowed only.
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NorthernVeggieMonkey
January 7, 2016|
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Your visit is as long as you want it to be. We visited it with our 9 year old grandson and we stayed around 2 hours. I spent a lot of time photographing the owls, meer cats etc. The flying display lasted nearly 50 minutes 2... More
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