Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
“Free-flying butterflies and moths in an undercover tropical garden” - AA Inspector
Visitors can wander around a specially designed, undercover tropical garden, where free-flying butterflies and moths from around the world can be seen. The otter sanctuary has large enclosures with underwater viewing areas. Three types of otters can be seen - the native British otter along with Asian and North American otters.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fence height around some otter enclosures can make it difficult for wheelchair users to see
- Facilities: Wheelchair ramps
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, daily 10-5 or dusk (if earlier). For rest of year please call or see website
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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