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Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre

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West Lynch Farm | Porlock, Allerford, Exmoor National Park TA24 8HJ, England
+44 1643 862816
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Interesting and beautiful - but be there for 2!

We visited as day guests arriving for the 2pm display. The informative and enjoyable display lasted... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Louise F
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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Wonderful location for cream teas and horse rides

I've been lucky enough to ride these lovely horses through Exmoor's stunning scenery on several... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
tlgembrit
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New Glarus, Wisconsin
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A small family run owl and bird of prey centre situated near Porlock, Somerset, in the Exmoor National Park, in National Trust farmstead. A collection of other animals and Horse Riding for experienced riders. Bed & breakfast also available with bird of prey activities and experiences. Day visitors welcome to the Centre, opens 12noon with Tea Gardens and Afternoon with the Birds Display at 2pm.
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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West Lynch Farm | Porlock, Allerford, Exmoor National Park TA24 8HJ, England
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+44 1643 862816
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited as day guests arriving for the 2pm display. The informative and enjoyable display lasted an hour and half which flew by! Was also good looking at the other owls and hawks afterwards. Not sure that exploring the aviary alone would be worth the...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

I've been lucky enough to ride these lovely horses through Exmoor's stunning scenery on several occasions and it never fails to impress. The horses are forward going and well-trained, and Cathy is excellent company as a ride leader. When you're done, don't miss the cream...More

Thank tlgembrit
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Just returned from the half day Hawk and Owl experience which far exceeded our expectations. The centre is in a really stunning location, so relaxing really being away from any 21st century hassle. The morning was excellent, we handled hawks and owls and Rod is...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We stayed overnight at the centre, where they had two suites of accommodation within a 15th C farmhouse building. The welcome was warm and very hospitable - we were dealt with by Cathy who was most helpful and friendly throughout our visit. Our room was...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Atmospheric! There are many species of owls in the charming grounds. I felt so happy after being there. It's another world, like going back long ago in a good way, a magical way. We will be back!

Thank Holly S
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Visited on a sunny Spring afternoon with our 11 year old grandson. We all thoroughly enjoyed both walking around the site seeing the birds and animals, and the informative display - learnt a lot about the different types of owl and the differences between owls...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Spent 2 days b + b at the Owl and Hawk Centre in Allerford. The room was large, comfortable, clean with en suite bathroom. The breakfast was excellent with cereals, toast and a cooked meal. We took part in the owl and hawk flying morning....More

Thank Steve and Pat R
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Well worth the wait! We went for the half day bird of prey experience for two plus one night b+b. We were met by Rod who was holding the fort while Cathy was away and may I say admirably so!!!! After a lovely breakfast we...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Booked a package for our 10th wedding anniversary flying owls and eagles for an afternoon then Bed and Breakfast. Cathy and Rod are lovely friendly, chatty and looked after us. The cooked breakfast was GREAT to. Can't wait to go back again recommend

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Cathy P, Owner at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, and a Happy New Year to you both. Hope the ankle mends well.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Only called here for something to eat as the place we intended to go to was closed. Did not go round the centre to see the birds. Quite surprised in this day and age to find from the menu that if we wanted mayonnaise or...More

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