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Scottish Owl Centre

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Small and basic. But interesting.

The owl centre itself is quite small and basic. But nonetheless, there are a lot of different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew G
via mobile
Little visit

Me and my boyfriend were looking for something to get up to on a Saturday morning that was pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danielle R
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Polkemmet Country Park, Whitburn EH47 0AD, Scotland
+44 1501 228184
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All reviews flying display country park interesting facts different species his head these beautiful creatures huge variety all ages will visit again gift shop great afternoon cakes great play park fantastic place under cover take your time staff were friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owl centre itself is quite small and basic. But nonetheless, there are a lot of different species of owl to see. 49 individual owls when I visited. Most of which are visible in their enclosure even on a cold winter's day. The display show...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were looking for something to get up to on a Saturday morning that was pretty close to us so we found the Scottish owl centre as he really likes owls. I didn’t know what I was expecting to be honest for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

As an avid bird watcher my daughter and her fiancé took us for a surprise visit. The flying display was amazing and very professionally presented by Nichole an obvious bird lover. The large variety of owls and information about them was amazing. Despite the poor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

Went here on the way back to England. We got there just in time for the first owl show of the day, the show was good to some extent but you couldn't hear the trainer too well when she was explaining the characteristics of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We found this place while coming back home from Edinburgh. Never heard about it and never seen any adverts or banners saying there’s WORLD biggest owl collection just down here. How underestimated and hidden you are guys, far too humble about yourself. This shouldn’t stay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Emilia W
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Spent wonderful afternoon here. Saw all the owls - so many - and two flying displays involving several birds. Birds looked very healthy and were beautiful. Staff were so dedicated, knowledgeable and professional. Talks were informative, interesting with some humour. Talks aimed at all ages...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Audbod7
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Very enjoyable, make sure you get to see both displays. Only complaint was second display adults talking over presenter, would suggest use health and safety to tell audience to keep quite

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank surveyor2018
Reviewed 16 October 2018

More than lived up to its reputation! Fascinating,educational and enjoyable. Expert staff on hand.See the Owls flying at close quarters. Brilliant experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank David Y
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Popped in on our way back from an overnight in Glasgow after meaning to visit on many occasions. Well worth it. Flying display was very interesting as staff member obviously loves what she is doing and very knowledgeable. Great selection of owls and a lot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Ronnie G
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It was the last weekend to use this year's Spree card vouchers. I really didn't know quite what to expect. Suffice to say my 5 year old has been raving about it ever since. Within opening hours this time of year we just about squeezed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank David M
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Diane W
19 July 2016|
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Response from Philippa S | Reviewed this property |
Could be either. Can get round in a few hours of you don't read everything or there's a cafe and activities for kids if you want to make a day out of it.
Penny W
27 July 2015|
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Response from colinc569 | Reviewed this property |
Flying displays happen inside so very unlikely it would be cancelled.
10 April 2015|
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Response from Jimmy C | Reviewed this property |
Long time since I was a child but when we were there youngsters were involved with staff in activities and there is an extensive play area with a chute inside the facility.