About Alpacas

Alpacas were domesticated by the Incas more than 6,000 years ago and raised for their exquisite fleece. Due to its quality and special characteristics, alpaca fibre was reserved exclusively for the elite and nobility.  Alpacas are members of the South American camelid family, found naturally on the high altiplano of Chile and Peru.  There are two domesticated species - the Alpaca and the Llama, with two protected wild species - the Vicuna and the Guanaco.

Size Comparison

Alpacas come in two types – the Huacaya (pronounced wuh-kai-ya), with an incredibly soft and dense fleece and the Suri whose fleece hangs in silky spiral locks, giving fine lustrous fibre.  Most of the world population of alpacas are Huacaya; Suris make up only 5 percent.

VIP Experience Package

Our VIP experience package is by appointment only.

You and your guests will get the opportunity to spend quality time with the alpacas, feed them by hand, take pictures and ask lots of questions to learn more about all things alpaca.  You will also get to meet the sheep, geese, hens, dogs and cats that make up the rest of our menagerie!  

The package includes afternoon tea plus vouchers to exchange for a souvenir or two from our selection of exclusive Angledore alpaca gifts.

Each visit is limited to one couple or family only.

Our visitors learn about us through word of mouth so we don't need to advertise. By limiting visitor numbers, we are able to provide alpaca lovers with a unique VIP experience and the opportunity to come and create beautiful memories in the exclusive company of our adorable animals.

Member of The British Alpaca Society