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Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary

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Amazing Place

I have to admit that i wasn't expecting much (other half wanted to go - but i wasn't too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Lovely place.

A nice day out seeing all the rescued horses ponies. Sheep pigs and other animals. Nice to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Satellite Navigation Street Sandy Lane, West Runton, Cromer NR27 9QH, England
+44 1603 736200
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All reviews animal lovers well worth a visit lovely place gift shop few hours cake various animals guinea pigs couple of hours keep up the good work lovely afternoon their lives beautiful animals lots of space nice cafe entrance fee on display
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Citytraveller38
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank janine1012016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank MulberryThet4d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank _karen_hancox1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank 7276gb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hillside was far better than expected, really interesting and they have more than just horses.They rescue Donkeys , goats , pigs and much more. There is an option to adopt some of their animals at a very reasonable cost , currently £10 per year. There...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this sanctuary whilst staying in Horning. A wonderful place to visit. plenty of agricultural implements etc and bric-a brac barns. Café is excellent. Very reasonable entrance price.

Thank Phildew2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place! The animals are so incredibly well cared for it made me feel emotional especially listening to one of the stable hands talking to the horses as she so lovingly cleaned out the testable and brushed them down. I recommend a visit...More

Thank suefe02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit shire horses, cows, goats, birds, sheep, deer, pigs, rabbits and other animals , all of whom have been rescued from very horrid conditions or death. Makes you question some farming practices and slaughter house procedures.Cafe,shop, various displays of animal traps, museum of old threshing...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 17 September 2018

What a great place to see up close animals such as shire horses, donkeys and goats. Better still almost all of the animals are rescued. We enjoyed a few hours wondering around the stables, and open pens watching the animals. I recommend the 3 legged...More

Thank M L
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Maria T
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.
21 September 2017|
Response from Carolj28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think they close on Fridays and Saturdays !
Grace P
18 September 2017|
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Response from Dottyds3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is this includes an adoption of one of the animals that can be gifted to someone else .