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.
We are now closed to give our animals and volunteers a well-needed rest. Starting the 9th of March, we will reopen to the public every Saturday. Tickets are now available on Eventbrite and we look forward to seeing you then – go to the plan your visit section for more information.
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!