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Home of Rest of Old Horses

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Address: Bulrhenny, Richmond Hill, Douglas
Phone Number: 01624 674594
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Wonderful place.

Wonderful place for aged horses and donkeys that all looked content and well fed with immaculate stables and paddocks.

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Anne R
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Wonderful place for aged horses and donkeys that all looked content and well fed with immaculate stables and paddocks.

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Thank Anne R
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like horses, donkeys and animal charities, this a great place to visit in lovely surroundings.. Free admission and for a small amount you can enjoy feeding the horses and donkeys. All the animals are well looked after. You can also sponsor a horse or donkey for a small donation.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't get a chance to ride on the Horse tram, so we did the next best thing and went to the Sanctuary for the retired tram horses. They are loved by all the staff and visitors alike, you can buy a tub of nuts to feed them with and they love it, my husband loves horses as he worked... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the places I go to every time I come over, in fact I went twice this visit to the island. When you park in the car park some of the horses are in the field opposite and they come over to see if you have any food and if you do you see their true character... More 

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Thank alison p
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Home of Rest for Old Horses is well worth a visit. This is our second time there & as a family we love the place! If you have a love of horses & donkeys it is not to be missed. The staff are very friendly and the premises well kept.

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Thank Ruth C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so lovely visiting the Home for Rest and seeing the well cared for retired tram and farm horses and donkeys. The Home is located just outside of Douglas and is easily accessible by public transport. I took the No 1 bus and it stopped just outside and there was a gate for pedestrians to enter next to the... More 

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Thank lovetotravel1704
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My little ones enjoy going to visit the horse home and enjoying feeding all the horses. It's good to go on a nice clear day.

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Thank John w
Mountain View CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place! This is a non-profit retirement home for horses established in 1950 for retired Douglas tram horses, ponies, donkeys, and horses. It is situated on 92 acres of scenic Manx countryside, an idyllic spot for the horses and their visitors. The large car park is free, visitors can purchase horse kibble at the gift shop across from the tea... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this rest home which accommodates the retired tram horses. Good to see how well cared for they are in a tranquil setting. You can buy pots of horse nuts to feed them. An hour or two is long enough to see all. Cafe and gifts for sale too. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Jan F
London
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's lovely to see all the ex-tram and farm horses living out their retirement. The kids never let a visit pass without coming here. The cafe is very pleasant - great toasties!

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