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Magic of Life Butterfly House

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Next to Statkraft Visitor Centre | CwmRheidol, Aberystwyth SY23 3NB, Wales
+44 1970 880928
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We went here off cuff after wanting to visit the power station. Glad we did this instead as it was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Matt R
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Beautiful

I've read the reviews and I'm shocked there were so many complaining about this place. I will agree... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melon1789
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Next to Statkraft Visitor Centre | CwmRheidol, Aberystwyth SY23 3NB, Wales
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"sugar water"
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"different species"
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"interesting insects"
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"butterflies flying"
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"humid inside"
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"tropical fish"
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"small garden"
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"his enthusiasm"
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"amazing experience"
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"power station"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here off cuff after wanting to visit the power station. Glad we did this instead as it was really lovely. Greeted by knowledgeable and friendly staff who were obviously very passionate about the place. It's not very big but there are lots of...More

Thank Matt R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've read the reviews and I'm shocked there were so many complaining about this place. I will agree and say that it is a small enclosure for he butterflies, but I think that better for the visitor, you an guarantee that you will see most...More

Thank Melon1789
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My daughter and I love Butterflies, this Butterfly House has them in abundance. I didn't give it 5 stars as I think a few more seating areas would be good. There is only one and the same lady sat there for the whole time we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited today. The place is not very big , but it is beautiful. A lot of butterflies to see and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Outside there is a nice area which you can enjoy a nice coffee. If you like butterflies...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my girlfriend and her two kids and spent more than an hour looking at all the fascinating kinds of butterflies and some other creepy crawlies that can be found here. The kids loved it and so did I. Staff were really friendly and informative....More

Thank Siôn B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our little one (now 7) loves butterflies. The staff on site all clearly do too. No question is too small, and they made everyone feel important. Before she could say boo my daughter had been given a guide to looking after butterflies, and shown around....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today got to say overpriced at £8 an adult ,they let too many people in at one time so you could hardly move ,the shop was very dissapointing selling tat ,we spent £17 in 15 minutes which is not value for money ,however 10...More

Thank Deborah C
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Lots of butterflies to watch and handle. Lovely place with a really nice guy running it. Great stop off on my birthday whilst in the area and dog friendly too! Lovely walk close by if you don’t mind going up hill!!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

The whole family (5 years old up to 76 years old) spent well over an hour here & would definitely visit again! Neil & company are so friendly & full of insightful knowledge, we was given a guided tour of the butterfly house from exotic...More

Thank Purplelight7
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We chose to visit here while on holiday, We only read the reviews while travelling there and began to doubt our choice. Needn't have worried though, what a great find...the journey to it was beautiful. And the place itself although smaller than most was petfect...the...More

Thank Ali W
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awayfromhome1970
21 June 2018|
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Response from trickynicky63 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of parking space available. It was free when I visited in January 2018.
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phillipholmes06
21 October 2016|
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Response from Rockydog D | Reviewed this property |
Looking at their website they close on 1st November for the winter- up till then £7.50 each. They opened on March 24th this year
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