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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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GREAT RETREAT

Booked a package for our 10th wedding anniversary flying owls and eagles for an afternoon then Bed... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
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First place I've found that charges for mayonnaise or chutney.

Only called here for something to eat as the place we intended to go to was closed. Did not go... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Mike V
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“birds of prey” (25 reviews)
“flying display” (18 reviews)
“b b” (9 reviews)
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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 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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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We enjoyed a drizzly afternoon watching the flying display and learnt a lot about the owls, hawks and buzzard. Then you can walk around freely looking at the horses, llamas, pigs, chickens and donkeys. It’s in a beautiful setting in the hills, but quite hard...More

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Cathy P, Owner at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for your great review, and glad you found us in the end. There are not many roads in the area, so usually if you stay on the last road you will find us. Sadly brown signs are not in our control and Exmoor...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Our children loved all the animals today and we really enjoyed being able to walk round the animals freely! The girls loved the owls and enjoyed watching the vulture fly and collect treats! The man that did the display was very knowledgeable and seemed to...More

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Centre for a week principally for the horse riding. We rode every day on the most cared for, cherished and wonderfully responsive horses. As I have recently had breast cancer I wasn't sure if I would be up...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

There is no doubting this is a stunning setting - worth a visit for that alone. The birds of prey looked very well cared for and it was an interesting talk - if not a little monotone. Maybe children could be engaged at a slightly...More

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Cathy P, Owner at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your review, and glad that you enjoyed your visit here despite my rather tardy welcome. As we are a very small business, and we have very few staff, when the bell rings on reception and I am already on the phone to...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 1 and after paying we gently strolled around the grounds and barns - visiting the friendly donkeys and horses, stroking the pigs and avoiding the not so friendly alpacas. At 2, we Sat at a picnic bench along with approx 20 people...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Highly enjoyable experience handling owls and hawks. Learnt so much about falconry. Well worth a visit rain or shine

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We've been to numerous bird centres/displays and were looking forward to this especially as the setting was pretty awesome. However, the birds just hop from one perch to another in front of you while being fed -with a couple of vertical jumps and walking on...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I have visited this venue many times in the past but not for some years. I was very disappointed today to find very few animals to interact with and the general state of repair was tired and in need of maintenance. I took three young...More

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