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Hillside Animal Sanctuary

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Hill Top Farm Hall Lane, Frettenham NR12 7LT, England
+44 1603 736200
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Well worth a visit

We went for two days break to Norfolk as we had always wanted to visit this sanctuary, one we have... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Barbara H
Fab Sanctury

Travelled to Norfolk and saw a sign for a shire horse centre. So dropped in to what turned out to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
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“rescued animals” (20 reviews)
“west runton” (18 reviews)
“open days” (8 reviews)
Hill Top Farm Hall Lane, Frettenham NR12 7LT, England
+44 1603 736200
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went for two days break to Norfolk as we had always wanted to visit this sanctuary, one we have supported for years. We were able to take our dog, they have to be kept on a lead, no problem as she is very well...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Travelled to Norfolk and saw a sign for a shire horse centre. So dropped in to what turned out to be the Hillside Animal Sanctuary at West Runton. We were most surprised to realise that we knew two of the shires, Murdoch and Darcy, as...More

Thank TravelswithLuka
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

A glorious day and surroundings greeted us upon arrival. The place is very neat and tidy and it is so reassuring to se so many lucky animals there. He paddocks are extremely presentable and the animals look very relaxed, happy and well cared for. I...More

Thank Gregginny
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We went to the Open Day today - this is when Hillside open their gates to the public, to let them see all the fantastic work they do to help all kinds of animals, great and small. The staff there had put a lot of...More

Thank AmpenSpekersohn
Reviewed 31 August 2017

There's something here for everyone. We managed, with some effort, to get my mother-in-law, who is wheel chair bound, around the whole area. I was impressed by the way due attention had been paid to safety, given that some animals could be petted, but some...More

1  Thank Seenoff
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, well worth a visit , interesting museum and second hand book shop as well as other animals to see 😊

Thank janeb15
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I visited yesterday as it was open day. We started in the morning at the shire horse sanctuary which is a horse lovers paradise. Lots of different types of horses donkeys and ponies also alpacas and some smaller animals. we then went to frettenham in...More

Thank Elizabeth f
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I've visited this place few times with my family.They have horse,donkeys,ponies,geese,turkeys,chickens,deer,pigs,goats,sheep,rabbits,guinea pigs,ducks,parrots,swan,alpaca,cattle.The animals have very compelling sob stories and you do end up feeling sorry for them,the animals seem very well cared for and you will probably come away with alot of information on how...More

Thank mckenziegraye2000
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Hillside is a charity and is home to 400 rescued Cows, 2000 Horses, Ponies and Donkeys, 600 Sheep and Goats, 300 Pigs and lots of other rescued animals. A fantastic place to visit. Allowed to walk around and touch lots of animals. Great for the...More

1  Thank Annesim1
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I have read reviews which have criticised Hillside over facilities, etc. We have to remember what Hillside is about. It is about rescuing and caring for animals. It is not about swings for kids and various playthings. Hillside do fantastic work investigating people and businesses...More

2  Thank Gary E
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Norma S
8 February 2017|
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Response from Fiona H | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The rescue isn't open in the winter. Best thing to do is check Hillsides website before travelling. Or phone them. Well worth a visit. Well worth donating your spare cash too.
21 June 2016|
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
All dogs are allowed at the sanctuary, obviously they have to be under control as there are animals there. The rescue dogs are not at West Runton, they are at Frettenham.