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Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary

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What a wonderful place - so many stunning horses.

A lovely way to spend a day - so many wonderful horses, plus lots of other animals. There are many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maureen B
Feering, United Kingdom

Excellent space for the animals, very peaceful and all the animals appear well cared for and happy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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All reviews animal lovers well worth a visit lovely place gift shop few hours various animals cake guinea pigs couple of hours beautiful animals lovely afternoon lots of space their lives bric a brac keep up the good work rescued animals nice cafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely way to spend a day - so many wonderful horses, plus lots of other animals. There are many breeds of horses, from large work horses to very small, many rescued and brought back to health. Great tea room too - wonderful cakes. They...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent space for the animals, very peaceful and all the animals appear well cared for and happy. We could not believe how many animals they have saved and how well they all look. Hats off to you for all your efforts and keep up the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank chaos73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came on holiday here especially to visit, and give some donations. The staff are so dedicated, and the stories behind these rescued animals is so evident of the cruelty that takes place out of sight. The shire horses as well as all the other...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jo h
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

This animal sanctuary is such a wonderful place to visit.The animals look so well cared for and we loved reading the stories about how some of them came to be there.We had tea and sandwiches in the cafe before we left which were delicious and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LMC04
Reviewed December 1, 2018

My wife and I have visited 'Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary' since 2008, not only staying during the Summer on site (a house, lodge and a mobile home are available to rent to the public in the sanctuary grounds) but attending the 'Hillside Nativity Fayre' which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

A remarkable charity looking after 3000 misplaced, unwanted and unloved animals. Hillside don't only look after animals, they campaign against poor animal welfare practices, research and even help prosecute when animal abuse is identified. Well done Hillside!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ernie09Kent
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Wonderful place to visit and see the rescued animals so very well cared for Horses, pigs, goats etc all lounging around in fields or in stables. Lovely, animal - friendly cafe where we ate a a delicious lunch and bought cakes to take home We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JaneM3381
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We’re not an avid horse fans but we loved this place. There’s something very peaceful about it and also thought provoking. Lovely, calm place and our utmost respect to the people who work here and dedicate themselves to the care of the animals. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lucyb682
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We spent seveal hours walking about there are many intersting exhibits and small bric a brac areas A super range of animals and lovely horses The cafe is good place to regoup your energies

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scowp
Reviewed October 13, 2018

I have to admit that i wasn't expecting much (other half wanted to go - but i wasn't too keen)...but i was pleasantly surprised. The animals are really well looked after...all their enclosures were clean and they had fresh food and water. Not only were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 1, 2019|
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Response from davidch217 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they allow dogs on leads. We didn't have a dog with us but I am sure I saw a water bowl near the cafe for dogs to drink from.
January 1, 2019|
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Response from Richard6allcock | Reviewed this property |
yes its all ok to bring dogs as long as they are kept on a lead and under controll
October 17, 2017|
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Response from Sheila C | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, I really can’t answer that as I didn’t look when we were there.