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Rare Breeds & Children’s Farm

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Address: Fort Augustus, Scotland
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+44 1320 366433

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Not open this year!!

We have visited this place every year over the last five years, it always looks a bit run down and you do worry about the animals, how ever they do all look well kept, we always... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2015
Tywyn, United Kingdom
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Keokee, Virginia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

they attacked my kids i had to take one to the doctor and and get a shot for deadly things. i wouldn't recommended it if you have kids.

Thank angelinakelly78
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Followed a wee winding path along the river till this paradise opened in front of us. it just keeps on giving, such an unexpected gem hidden away. great afternoon visit for families and small children. Loved this so much. x

Thank kilmamouse
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Nice place to go, especially for children. Fort Augustus is a very pretty little village near Loch Ness. We had to go here as huge animal lovers. Very reasonable entry fees, easy to find, you park down the road a bit in a huge carpark. All the touristy things you would expect to find. Really nice place.

4 Thank Dave b
Tywyn, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We have visited this place every year over the last five years, it always looks a bit run down and you do worry about the animals, how ever they do all look well kept, we always make a donation while there, but this year it was gone, no signs saying what had happened to all the animals, We hope they... More 

2 Thank rumple_11
Aberdeen, Scotland
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

After much searching for this place we stopped in by the tourist information centre to get directions and we were told that the owners had just retired and the farm was closed 😔

2 Thank TAF_Aberdeen
Duluth, Georgia
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Though very simple in nature, I truly enjoyed the walk through the Rare Breeds & Children's Farm with a variety of native farm animals. The entire experience takes about 30 minutes, and children will find it a treat! They will especially love the Highland cows in pasture. Get out of the shops & experience the local creatures big and small.

Thank Kirsten R
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

What a great little find for animal lovers! We discovered this place just while walking around Fort Augustus, and I'm really glad we did!

1 Thank DW1453
United Kingdom
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73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Wow, I love this place. The animals are so cute and tame. Maggie, the pig, is hilarious - she is always asleep! And always snoring! She sounds like a Boeing 747 taking off!!!! Also, the goats are great - they even have a trampoline. LOL. This place is a bit basic, but at two pounds a visit it is fantastic... More 

Thank kipperdoodah
Columbia, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is advertised as a children's farm, but it's a fun place to visit for anyone who enjoys animals. You walk along a farm road past (mostly) large enclosures with pygmy goats, ponies, a roe deer, highland cattle, pigs and more. There are also some very unusual chicken, flop eared rabbits and ducks. Plus we found some chairs down at... More 

Thank Ruth G
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Nice little place with a variety of farm animals , if the place isnt manned just chuck a couple of quid in the honesty box .

Thank Eleanor K

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