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Home of Rest of Old Horses

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Address: Bulrhenny, Richmond Hill, Douglas
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Good for horse lovers

This is where the old Douglas tram horses retire to. It's easy to reach by local bus, about 20 mins or so out of town. Worth a visit on a nice day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
Bob C
Ayr, United Kingdom
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is where the old Douglas tram horses retire to. It's easy to reach by local bus, about 20 mins or so out of town. Worth a visit on a nice day.

Thank Bob C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is such a lovely place set in the countryside. The horses are certainly not shy and such gentle giants! Admission is free and it is just £1 for a tub of horse treats. Highly recommended for all the family and you can see how well the horses and donkeys are cared for

Thank jackiebiba
Douglas, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Never been before so decided to take our niece who wanted to go, it was well worth a look. We bought some feed and hand fed the horses and donkeys also they had a few chickens wandering around the place, only downside was the lady who sells the feed was a bit grumpy maybe she was just having a bad... More 

Thank Skel2014
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not far from Douglas. There are lots of horses waiting to greet you as you pull into the car park. Brought a few apples to give them which they loved. Lots to see, especially if you have children. There is a small gift shop where you can buy horse feed and lots of other horsey related items. Also a lovely... More 

Thank Smurfy1971
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Wonderful to know after pulling the public all those seasons and years these hard working horse have a peaceful end to their lives

Thank Colinveitchart
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a lovely place the horse are mainly ex tram work horses that have been retired from work and they have either been bought by the home or donated by their owners when they are too old to work.These horses are so gentle and have given their all to their owners and its only right that they should live... More 

Thank charlieboy2009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Absolutely loved this. At the end of the holiday we both thought this was the best thing we did, which surprised us as we did it as something to do to kill the time on the way to the airport. Great for both children and adults.

Thank Eamiah
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I visited this sanctuary at the end of August. I love anything like this! The horses all looked as though they are well cared for and you can buy feed from the shop and hand feed all the horses. It was free to get in and there was a donation box on the side as you left the sanctuary. They... More 

Thank Rachael M
Warrington, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

When Cath and I were traveling on the Bus we saw the rest home from it,and looked at all the Horses in the field,Most of them were just eating grass but some of them were running around the Field and jumping about seeming to enjoy there Freedom

Thank John W
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Good car park, very clean. Buy a bucket of pellets to feed the horses and the donkeys. All the horses that pull the tram in Douglas retire here. You can adopt a horse for 10 pound a year. Great little cafe my other half have a toasted sandwich decided it was a bit hot so the lady came to the... More 

Thank Chris A

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