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Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary

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An enjoyable visit as usual but could do better

My wife and I have visited 'Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary' since 2008, not only staying during the... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Jonty G
Swindon, United Kingdom
Safest place for animals in need

A remarkable charity looking after 3000 misplaced, unwanted and unloved animals. Hillside don't... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
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All reviews animal lovers well worth a visit lovely place gift shop few hours various animals cake guinea pigs couple of hours beautiful animals lovely afternoon their lives lots of space bric a brac keep up the good work lovely visit rescued animals
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

My wife and I have visited 'Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary' since 2008, not only staying during the Summer on site (a house, lodge and a mobile home are available to rent to the public in the sanctuary grounds) but attending the 'Hillside Nativity Fayre' which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank Jonty G
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A remarkable charity looking after 3000 misplaced, unwanted and unloved animals. Hillside don't only look after animals, they campaign against poor animal welfare practices, research and even help prosecute when animal abuse is identified. Well done Hillside!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ernie09Kent
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Wonderful place to visit and see the rescued animals so very well cared for Horses, pigs, goats etc all lounging around in fields or in stables. Lovely, animal - friendly cafe where we ate a a delicious lunch and bought cakes to take home We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JaneM3381
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We’re not an avid horse fans but we loved this place. There’s something very peaceful about it and also thought provoking. Lovely, calm place and our utmost respect to the people who work here and dedicate themselves to the care of the animals. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lucyb682
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We spent seveal hours walking about there are many intersting exhibits and small bric a brac areas A super range of animals and lovely horses The cafe is good place to regoup your energies

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scowp
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I have to admit that i wasn't expecting much (other half wanted to go - but i wasn't too keen)...but i was pleasantly surprised. The animals are really well looked after...all their enclosures were clean and they had fresh food and water. Not only were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Citytraveller38
Reviewed 12 October 2018

A nice day out seeing all the rescued horses ponies. Sheep pigs and other animals. Nice to see someone looks after them.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank janine1012016
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting and obviously doing an amazing job caring for all the animals. It’s an idyllic setting and there are much more than horses there so made for a pleasant hour or so. I was glad I didn’t have young kids with me though as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MulberryThet4d
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Love this place, we have visited twice this year. All the staff and volunteers are doing a fantastic job looking after these animals, I recommend everyone who visits this area to visit this place and you will fall in love aswell.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank _karen_hancox1
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Not particularly a horse lover but the better half does like looking at Shire horses. Easy to find, easy to park and a friendly welcome. For us oldies it was only a fiver each which was money well spent. Didn’t expect to but I did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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1 January 2019|
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Response from davidch217 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they allow dogs on leads. We didn't have a dog with us but I am sure I saw a water bowl near the cafe for dogs to drink from.
1 January 2019|
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Response from Richard6allcock | Reviewed this property |
yes its all ok to bring dogs as long as they are kept on a lead and under controll
17 October 2017|
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Response from Sheila C | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, I really can’t answer that as I didn’t look when we were there.