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A thoroughly enjoyable visit!

A visit to Butser has been on my 'to do' list for some time so I was delighted to have the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Jane H
Great day out

Came as married couple with our dog who really enjoyed meeting the sheep and goats! Replicas from 4... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Chalton Lane, Chalton PO8 0BG, England
+44 23 9259 8838
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

A visit to Butser has been on my 'to do' list for some time so I was delighted to have the opportunity to go there recently. The admission price was a very reasonable £8.50 per adult and the reception staff very friendly and welcoming. The...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Came as married couple with our dog who really enjoyed meeting the sheep and goats! Replicas from 4 eras of ancient Britain were well put together. Manager of the site was a wonderful source of extra information. Interesting to see artichokes growing in the Roman...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

Cradled in a valley with nought but greenery and hills around, withe bleating of sheep and goats in your ears, and so much abour early English civilisation to absorb, you can spend hours here as your urban tensions fade away. You can eat and drink...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2018

a lot of school kids the day we went but managed to avoid them pretty much. The kids aged 11 and 13 found it interesting and its a good way to spend a couple of hours. parking was free and plenty of space. easy to...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The team have replicated a mosaic found in Sparsholt, Winchester and on display in the Winchester museum. Buster Ancient Farm is a small museum near Clanfield and Charlton.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

My wife and I visited with our grandchildren(5 and 2) and we all had a great time. The amount of information available either on the boards or, more helpfully, from the people there is amazing. The level of detail on the construction of the iron...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Interesting to see the changes over many years and how things developed. There were a lot of school children there doing many different activities that there ancesters would have done to survive. Great for children to get hands on

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Reviewed 19 September 2018

I had long wanted to visit this most interesting place & was so disappointed. I totally agree that school children should visit here, but such visits require much better management. The site, though interesting, is small. The numbers of young children present when I visited...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We were not too sure that our grandchildren (6 and 8 years) would appreciate Butser. Luckily they did. They liked the animals as well as all the houses and of course the ice cream. We took sandwiches and bought drinks there. The staff were really...More

Thank Owen M
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with our children aged 13 and 10 when staying in the area. We had an amazing few hours here, looking around all the reconstructed huts and feeding the sheep and goats. My 13 year old son said it was his favourite trip this week!...More

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Response from Stuart H | Reviewed this property |
I enjoyed as much (if not more than) our 8 year old twins! A real feel for the history and talking to the spokesperson for he group working on recreating the Roman mosaic floor was really very interesting. As a working... More