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Hillside Animal Sanctuary

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Address: Hill Top Farm Hall Lane, Frettenham NR12 7LT, England
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+44 1603 736200

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Full of love, love, love.

Free parking. Only £6-00 entry fee. Gift shop and cafe. All the food is animal friendly. The sanctuary is massive and even has a telescope to view distant areas. The animals... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Fiona H
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Free parking. Only £6-00 entry fee. Gift shop and cafe. All the food is animal friendly. The sanctuary is massive and even has a telescope to view distant areas. The animals that are nearer have good living spaces. There are hundreds of rescue animals here that have found sanctuary. They have food, shelter, health care and most of all LOVE... More 

Thank Fiona H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This sanctuary was at west runton and the staff were very welcoming. The animals all had very sad stories and seemed well cared for and pampered. The only fly in the ointment was that all the branding seems a bit dated I.e. the website was very confusing, the information boards cluttered and it all seemed a bit thrown together. I... More 

Thank Daisygoestravelling
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you are travelling any distance to see this sanctuary. I would call ahead to see if they are open or allowing visitors. Total waste of time.

4 Thank bloodrunner
Camberley, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

While on holiday we visited both Hillside animals centres, we had a great day lots of rescued animals all been well looked after with information boards around and we were able to pet them. Plenty of toilets hand washing stations and refreshments available with a reasonably priced shop. We were able to take our dog in. Well worth a visit... More 

2 Thank Sharon B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Visited both Hillside Animal Sanctuary sites as it was a special opening weekend. Had a lovely time. Over 2000 animal spread across the sites, so much to see, we could pet the animals too. Really interesting information boards displayed often around the farms. Farm shop and cafe was very reasonably priced, lots of bric-a-brac shopping opportunities if you want to... More 

3 Thank Rebecca K
Norwich, United Kingdom
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636 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I live in the village where the sanctuary is situated. I must confess that though we visit it regularly, we do not pay but just pass through the public footpath that goes through it. Horses, goats, ponies, highland cattle... there is a lot to see,and they do a good work.

1 Thank Barrie L
Cambridge UK
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great afternoon thanks. Lovely animals and my daughter just loved the horses so much (way more animals than I imagined) and not too pricey to get in. I don't understand one review below where it said was free entry as we paid?! All animals so very well looked after- lovely play area for the young ones too -... More 

2 Thank TizzieBelle
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The sanctuary is like a well-oiled machine! Restores your faith in human nature, some people do really care about our mistreated animals! The animals all look happy and very well cared for. Not to forget the staff, they were all lovely too! Well worth a visit!!

3 Thank Mags H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Sanctuary is well worth a viist. Its free to get in and free parking.The horses and donkeys all are very well looked after - its wonderful to know when some of them have had sad beginnings. But they looked like they were in paradise. Very pretty place all round. We did contribute to Sanctuary - it is entirely up... More 

3 Thank karenandkeith2013
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

An established rescue sanctuary for neglected farm animals and various companion animals from Norfolk and further afield. Founded by compassionate people to help unwanted or abandoned animals and provide a home forever, free from distress and abuse in many cases. The open days are a rare opportunity to see the animals up close and donate to help their welfare as... More 

2 Thank Kevin M

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