The Tamar Otter Sanctuary

The Tamar Otter Sanctuary

North Petherwin, Near Launceston, PL15 8GW
Tel: (01566) 785646


Water otters that never boil!

The Tamar Otter Sanctuary is the only place in the West Country breeding the British Otter regularly and re-introducing young otters into the wild to save the otter from extinction in lowland England.

To date over one hundred otters bred by the Otter Trust have been released and they and their progeny are breeding successfully in the wild. The Otter Trust will ensure that the otter never becomes extinct in Britain.

Walk in the wood to see Fallow, Muntjac and Chinese Water Deer roaming free. Wander round the Waterfowl lakes while Peacocks and Golden Pheasants strut nearby and Wallabies wait to greet you. Watch the Otters playing in large natural enclosures and see them inside their breeding holts or dens.


Situated at North Petherwin, five miles north-west of Launceston off the B3254 road to Bude.

The Otter Trust is the World's leading Otter conservation organisation

* Orphaned otter cubs rehabilitation centre *
* Dormouse conservation project to help conserve this attractive little animal *
* Visitor Centre * Picnic Areas * Illustrated Nature Trail * Refreshments * Gift Shop *
* Free Car Park *

Now Closed

Launceston       Bude