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Screech Owl Sanctuary

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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
+44 1726 860182
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Excellent day!

We had an excellent day here. We took a baby in a pushchair and it was very accessible. The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kimb83
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London, United Kingdom
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Visit to my favourite place.

We visited this place today 13/09/17. Lovely place to visit. This is my second time now and this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Patricia E
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Kent, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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St Columb Major TR9 6HP, England
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+44 1726 860182
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent day here. We took a baby in a pushchair and it was very accessible. The staff were all very friendly and the cafe was excellent - delicious homemade cakes and scones. The ticket is valid for a week too, so no...More

Thank kimb83
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Kim for you lovely review. As you say we do have a pay once and come back again within a week free as it does help with little ones if they are tired or if the weather becomes inclement or some one comes...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this place today 13/09/17. Lovely place to visit. This is my second time now and this place fascinating. The owls are beautiful, all sizes, Tawny, Barn too many to remember. You get a brilliant talk about the owls, there are 6 being spoken...More

Thank Patricia E
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Patricia, thanks for such a great and inclusive review for everyone to read. Do not know how to reply because you have covered every thing so well. So thank you again and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everytime I come on holiday in Cornwall I have to make an annual visit to this wonderful Owl Sanctuary. They have other types of animals as well, such as donkeys, emus, alpacas and meerkats. All animals are well looked after and staff are very friendly...More

Thank Gemma_Wallbank
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Gemma, Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation for others to visit.I will pass on your comments to our staff your comments and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very enjoyable few hours here looking at these magnificent birds, and the love and care given them by the work-force is evident for all to see. The live-flying display with 3 birds was amazing and was the highlight of the day. Bob is...More

Thank pr0ccy
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your five star review on your enjoyable day with us and i will pass on your regards and comments to Bob. lol

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter has always loved owls so four of us (all adults) visited Screech as it was too wet and windy to go to the beach. We spent 3 hours doing the animal and owl encounters and watching the owls in flight in the big...More

Thank ytrops
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It seems to have rained so much this September but you enjoyed your visit. The new large barn works really well in bad weather for flying as well as close encounters , which is nice for everyone, birds and visitors alike. As well as the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of owls and lots of chance to interact. Staff very knowledgeable an gave interesting talks and owl facts. Cafe also served lovely food and nothing was over priced. Fantastic day out.More

Thank Kate P
Carolyn S, Owner at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review Kate. We are very lucky in having Knowledgeable staff who care about the owls and animals so much and it reflects in their interactions with the visitors. I will pass on your comments to them. thanks again and please visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the owl sanctuary a while ago and had a very enjoyable couple of hours looking around. There were many varieties of owls and the staff were very knowledgeable and informative. I would definitely recommend here for families with young children as the children...More

Thank aileenBucks
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted Aileen you and your friend had a lovely time here at the sanctuary. We hope you will come back and see us again and sample another cup of tea in the cafe and perhaps a slice of delicious homemade cake.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable and Interesting visit to see many types of owl close-up, and the staff are friendly and informative.(I was there some time back but forgot to review the visit then. By the way it was rather earlier than October 2016, but that is the...More

Thank roaming789
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your visit and review, the proprietors are Tom and Carolyn Screech and the surname is where the Screech Owl Sanctuary came from. More information on this can be found on our webpage under 'how it all began' which I hope you will find...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed spending a few hours at the Screech Owl Sanctuary. The place is not massive, which makes it even more welcoming and easy to visit in a few hours. There are owls from all over the world and the staff is excellent in...More

Thank Vit L
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit to the sanctuary and we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Our close encounters is ongoing throughout the day except when the animal encounters are on but you got to hear the history and characteristics of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this amazing place as we'd heard about it & i'm so glad we did..what a brilliant place to spend a day..so many different owls and animals to see..the flying displays were fantastic and the young mans knowledge of the different owls was great..he...More

Thank Jacqui L
Carolyn S, Manager at Screech Owl Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jacqui for your comments and we are delighted you all had a great time with us. We try to give all our visitors a unique time with us and we seem to have succeeded with you all and look forward to seeing you...More

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Tracey A
19 October 2016|
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Response from Carolyn S | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in our lovely twins. If you would like to like our Facebook page you will see all the updates and pictures of their antics over the last few weeks. Please come along when in Cornwall and see them... More
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Sharon N
28 August 2016|
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Response from Carolyn S | Property representative |
Dogs are not allowed on site due to our zoo licensing but we do have a shaded doggy parking where you can park up and can attend to your dog as many times as you like.. Assistance dogs are allowed only.
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NorthernVeggieMonkey
7 January 2016|
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Response from smudger565 | Reviewed this property |
Your visit is as long as you want it to be. We visited it with our 9 year old grandson and we stayed around 2 hours. I spent a lot of time photographing the owls, meer cats etc. The flying display lasted nearly 50 minutes 2... More
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