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Address: Next to Statkraft Visitor Centre | CwmRheidol, Aberystwyth SY23 3NB, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1970 880928
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Walk among free-flying butterflies in a luxuriant tropical display....

Walk among free-flying butterflies in a luxuriant tropical display. Hundreds of butterflies as well as giant caterpillars, beetles and leaf insects. Outside there is a well-established native butterfly garden. Free guided tours are available. Run by biologists.

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Interesting place with nice staff ... very humid obviously to recreate butterflys' ambient... a good range of butterflies

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
David S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting place with nice staff ... very humid obviously to recreate butterflys' ambient... a good range of butterflies

Thank David S
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The butterfly house is set in an outstanding location overlooking a reservoir in the valley. Upon entering the polly tunnel I was greeted with many butterflies gently flying from one tropical plant to another. There are so many plants for them to enjoy and it feels a very natural habitat. As the temperature cooled during my visit I noticed less... More 

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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A little on the expensive side but to see the kids faces when they can actually hold the butterflies its well worth it. If your wanting to take pictures with dslr cameras then they need to be in there sometime as the room is very warm (its a big greenhouse) and the lenses steam up. Ok to take pics on... More 

Thank Lise M
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's been some years since we stopped at the Butterfly house. I'm glad we stopped again. Our children are grown up but there still nothing as lovely as sitting with time in a mini tropical paradise with stunning creatures fluttering silently around you. It's simple, but it's effective. It's also expensive. But, rightly so.

Thank Jeddediah
Talacre, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Exotic and beautiful butterflies and moths ....scientists on hand to answer questions great for a few hours

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Our last full day of our holiday we planned to visit the Butterfly House as it was local to where we stayed. Upon arrival the visitor centre was closed so we followed the path round and came to what can only be described as half the size of a poly tunnel! There was myself, my partner and my mom and... More 

Thank Marie H
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little place to see butterflies and moths you have never seen before. If you are really careful you might be lucky enough to hold a butterfly on your finger, i got two. This is only a half hour outing and could have been made better with staff offering to tell you information about the butterflies or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with our 10m old son who enjoyed himself. Overall it is a pretty small green house but is full of butterflies. Quite expensive for what it is. Would bother going back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The butterfly room is literally 1 large room, so for the price I felt it was a little lacking. However, I gave this 4 stars as my 7 year old absolutely loved it. We spent well over and hour in the butterfly house trying to get butterflies to land on her hand (they have honey water dotted around for you... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Visited as part of a holiday in the area. Found this attraction very disappointing, we paid well over £20 for 2 adults and a child and spent around 20 mins inside as there was very little to see. We have visited similar attractions in the past and found this to be one of the worst value for money experiences we... More 

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