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Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary

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Address: Satellite Navigation Street Sandy Lane, West Runton, Cromer NR27 9QH, England
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+44 1603 736200

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Great day out!

Lovely day out with my partner who is very much an animal person. Great views while walking around the Sanctuary and even better Vegan Ice cream!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
James F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lovely day out with my partner who is very much an animal person. Great views while walking around the Sanctuary and even better Vegan Ice cream!

Thank James F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A lovely place with much more than horses. The adults enjoyed the displays of old farming equipment although the kids weren't keen so we didn't get as long as we'd like to look at this. There are a lot of different animals, the surrounding look dated and tired but of a good size and clean. The play park was good... More 

Thank LMcambridge
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great place with a bunch of very nice people working there. The Sanctuary isn't just for horses, you can find cows, donkeys, pigs, sheep, chickens and even parrots - all rescued leading lovely lives and being very well looked after. Thanks for your hard work guys!

Thank Chyna L
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

You just fall in love with all of them. From foals to full size- and I mean big. The displays are great. Hypnotic viewing.

Thank Dr Clive F
Cromer, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Well laid out with lots of information, the animals here are truly the lucky ones and are obviously well cared for by committed staff. This sort of operation is a costly business when you do it to this standard and I am glad to now be a supporter. Please visit and maybe you too will become one. We went round... More 

Thank YorkshireSnapper
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great rescue centres for animals that is definitely good for all ages. Lovely little cafe too and very informative museums and helpful friendly staff.

Thank B J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit, few animals to pet and fawn over, bit of owld farm machinery. Does it justify 6 quid? Possibly not as a stand alone attraction, but they do some excellent animal welfare work. Quite a lot of propaganda on display. Will i stop eating meat...? Doubtfull but worth the visit in the end. Keep up the good... More 

Thank Jon c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A definite must visit for all you animal lovers - be careful of electrocuting the pig when you give them belly rubs though!!!

Thank Esme P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A lovely sanctuary containing a variety of rescued animals - horses, llamas, pigs, sheep, hens, geese, ducks, rabbits, deer and much more!! There are also 2 museums on site,all included in the cost. Well worth a visit and a really enjoyable few hours. It is also possible to adopt an animal if you want. Also a cafe with a well... More 

Thank emuslushy
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you are interested in animals or animal welfare this is a place to visit. Its not just heavy horses, there are all sorts of animals from ducks to donkeys and guinea pigs to goats. And most of them are hapy to be petted and stroked. They all look in tip top form, the place is clean and easily accessible.... More 

Thank Sarah Z

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