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Screech Owl Sanctuary

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Address: St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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One of the largest collection of owls in the South west of England. We are...

One of the largest collection of owls in the South west of England. We are a rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary with over 120 owls of some 40 different species.

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Extremely enjoyable day out

I am a regular visitor to the owl sanctuary and try and go once a year as they do such a great job of caring and looking after their own owls as well as saving wild ones. This... read more

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed today NEW

I am a regular visitor to the owl sanctuary and try and go once a year as they do such a great job of caring and looking after their own owls as well as saving wild ones. This year I was treated for my 30th birthday for a 1/2 day falconry experience. I absolutely loved it. I was lucky enough... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were greeted with a smile and could manouver a wheelchair round the park with no difficulty. The flying displays were really entertaining and we were able to get close to the birds and touch some. A good visit.

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Thank MillyYorkshire
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Milly for visiting and for your review. We have done a lot of work recently making the site access better for wheelchair users so it is nice to hear that has been beneficial for you. We recently won a Bronze award for 'Access & Inclusivity' in the Cornwall Tourism Awards which is the first time we have entered... More 

Coventry
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the owl sanctuary today, what and am amazing place, so well presented and looked after, owls look in the best of care and staff are very experienced and you can see they genuinely love their job, we saw the baby owls today which was a great honour they are adorable and the meerkats so entertaining, I really couldn't... More 

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. You picked a good time to visit as we have hatched some Indian Scops Owls which are on display in the shop at the moment. They are very cute and have been getting used to visitors and making an appearance on the lawn after our flying displays. We... More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my wife's choice of holiday activity and we really enjoyed seeing so many different owls at close hand. Having the opportunity to stroke some and see some flying was great. Some may not like the idea of captive animals, but once you realise that this is a sanctuary and most of the owls would have been destroyed if... More 

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Toby for your review. We try to accommodate all our visitors both young and old and it is nice to hear visitors appreciate the work we do here with our captive bred rescue owls. We take in captive bred rescues from cruelty cases, ex pets and the sick and injured from the RSPCA and members of the public. These... More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff couldn't be more helpful or knowledgeable. All were friendly and passionate. The enclosures were clean and well maintained. Lots of interaction and things to do. Wasn't expecting much but it really is a little gem.

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks Louise for your visit and it is great to hear you had a lovely time with us. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this morning, what a fantastic place it is. The staff are very knowledgeable and quite obviously care deeply about the animals in their care. The highlight for us was Joe the owl (the main feature of the flying display) who decided he was going to have a wander rather than take part... watching the handler trying to tempt him... More 

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Arlene for such a nice review and that you had a lovely time with us. Joe is a bit of a rascal and is not making it easy for the falconer at the moment but hopefully he will improve his behaviour soon. We hope you will come back and see us soon. More 

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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Screech Owl Sanctuary on a recent visit to Cornwall. On entrance to the sanctuary, we were met with a smile and good morning, when we had paid (£10 for adults), we were handed our receipt and told that should we wish to, we could return for no extra cost in the next seven days. The staff are knowledgeable and... More 

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. It is always nice to hear how much visitors enjoy there time with us and making the day extra special with a handling session. Rupert is very good with talking to the public, handling experiences and flying the birds in our displays. You managed to pack... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my dad to Screech Owl Sanctuary and I haven't been there for about 20 years! I must say I was pleasantly surprised and would defo recommend anyone who has a spare morning or afternoon to visit! We went on a rainy day and we were the only ones in there for the morning! This didn't stop the... More 

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Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you Amy for your review. We are so pleased you did come back and see us even after 20 years as there has been so many changes and additions since your last visit. Our aim is to give all our visitors a special time with us and even when we are not so busy all our activities are ongoing... More 

Vienna, Austria
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104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came by the owl sanctuary by accident because we were looking for a bike rental but we decided to stay. Although there were just 7 people there (me, my boyfriend and a family of 5), the team pulled all the stops: animal feeding (they also have raccoons, horses etc.), owl petting (they are so fluffy!) and flight show. They... More 

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Thank lilgreenwoman
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for coming along and visiting, we are so pleased you decided to come in and that you had such a lovely time. We hope you will come back again when next in the area. More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited this great sanctuary on Monday 15th May whilst on holiday in nearby St Austell. Kay was the young man who introduced us to the owls that we could come into contact with. He was friendly and very knowledgeable and could answer every question that was put to him. He clearly loved his job and it... More 

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Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Julie, thank you for a lovely review and we are pleased you really enjoyed your visit. Kay is pleased you have mentioned him and the hard working team and said it was his pleasure and hopes you will come back for a visit again. More 

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