Plan Your Visit

Opening Times

The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary is open to the public every Saturday between 1pm & 4pm. Tickets are required

Our Facilities

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.

There are toilets on site for your convenience and don’t forget to visit the shop before you go for a souvenir gift!

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