Welcome to Donkey Heaven, the Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary
The Trustees have decided that The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary will not be opening to visitors this year.
Our priority is providing a peaceful Sanctuary for the Donkeys and a safe working environment for our staff.
Insurance, Health and Safety regulations, along with limited staff, dictate that we cannot currently operate as a visitor attraction
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Welcome to Donkey Heaven, the Scottish Borders donkey sanctuary. Located at the 80-acre estate – The Holmes, St.Boswells, near Melrose, in The Scottish Borders – the animals fortunate in having been re-homed here, are accommodated in small groups in well-fenced and watered paddocks of permanent pasture, each with a field shelter.
There is a handsome Edwardian stone built stable block consisting of loose boxes, stalls, tack room and washing facilities round a cobbled yard. The estate has an ambience of its own – the beautiful views over the River Tweed and the tree-lined driveways are breathtaking whatever the season of the year.
Along with the donkeys there are ponies, llamas, goats, pigs, sheep, ducks and many breeds of poultry and a mule called Muffin.
We look forward to seeing you!