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Screech Owl Sanctuary

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Address: St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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One of the largest collection of owls in the South west of England. We are...

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.

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Fantastic place to visit. Lovely staff and very informative talks on the birds. We paid extra for a owl experience.....worth every penny. My teenage son thought it was the best... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2016
Emma W
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. Lovely staff and very informative talks on the birds. We paid extra for a owl experience.....worth every penny. My teenage son thought it was the best thing he has ever done! Lovely setting and all birds and animals look very well cared for.....cages and pens very clean. Nice cafe on site. We had cream teas....lovely. Beautiful... More 

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Thank Emma W
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Emma, we are so thrilled you took the time to hold some of our hand tame owls on the glove and is a memory your son will keep with him for several years to come. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited the owl sanctuary last week and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We watched Joe the Eagle owl flying across the sanctuary and responding to food being placed around for him. Very entertaining! We saw various owls from around the world. Some were out for people to view in close encounters The meerkats were simply adorable! So full of character... More 

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Thank Lmjc16
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Liz for taking the time to write a review for us. The meerkats are proving very popular again this year and we have introduced meerkat handling sessions where the visitors can hand feed them in their enclosure. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

W.London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Stopped on the way home from Cornwall with young granddaughter. Had a great time, massive collection of birds and superb flying display. It is well worth the detour and we stayed much longer than planned. Had lunch in the cafe which was also good. Very friendly and informative staff and the chance to get 'hands on' with the birds if... More 

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Thank JannerW_London
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It is great that you came to see us on your way home from Cornwall with your family. We hope you will visit us on your next visit to Cornwall and spend the day with us. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a fab few hours here. The staff were very knowledgeable during the talks and the animals are obviously very well cared for with lovely big enclosures. There is a fantastic playground with trampolines next to a reasonably priced coffee shop and picnic facilities. Definitely worth a trip!

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Thank Han-Lou30
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Han-Lou for your comments and had the time to use all the facilities we offer our visitors, we hope you will return to see us in the near future. More 

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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Went here to spend a hour or so. Ended up spending more than a hour or so. The children loved it. They got to help the keeper feed the emus, ponies, meerkats and goats. The owls are beautiful and actually has the chance to stroke and feel them at the animal encounters. Brilliant day had by all.

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Thank janiene1984
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you spent more time here to see what we have to offer More 

Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed August 10, 2016

We had a fantastic day here with our grandchildren who are over from New Zealand We were able to get very close to these beautiful birds and the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly We would recommend the attraction to all our friends

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Thank alanchick
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Alan for your review, we are so pleased you and your Grandchildren enjoyed the visit and we hope to see you again very soon. More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We live close by but have not visited for many years. An excellent half day at a very reasonable price. Get the QR code off the website to get a £2 per person discount. A steady round of flying displays and meet the birds. Knowledgeable staff and we'll maintained. Our granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Thank MichaelH694
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Michael for your comments, it is nice to hear from locals on what a fantastic place they have on their doorstep. Please follow us on our face book page for special locals weekends and offers. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Went thinking we'd spend a couple of hours on a day at the end of our holiday - but ended up spending most of the day, this place is a real gem! The knowledge of the handlers is impressive, making it much more of an experience than just going to look at a few owls. The "owl experience", £30 for... More 

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Caz for taking the time to write a review for us. It is always nice to hear feedback on our owl experiences and we are so pleased you had a great time. We hope you will return soon and perhaps take advantage of an animal experience next time. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place fantastic people .so Much knowledge of owls .fantastic flying display commentary was absolutley Brilliant whoever the lad was he had the crowd in the Palm of his hand .all the owls and other animals seemed to be very happy .and to top it off the ticket lets you back in again for free . RECOMMENDED

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Thank Keith H
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Keith for coming along to see us and please use your ticket for a free return. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a brilliant time, loved the flying displays & the Close Encounters the staff were all very friendly & informative - will definitely recommend to family & friends plus we will return again soon

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Thank Jenny H
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Jenny, we hope your friends and family will come and see what we have on offer here. More 

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