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Dalhousie Castle Falconry

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Simply fascinating

Falconry was never really on my radar until I saw it offered on the Dalhousie Castle Hotel website... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Highlight of our trip!

We absolutely loved the experience and would recommend it to anyone, especially if you're a fan of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brenda B
Toronto, Canada
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Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Falconry was never really on my radar until I saw it offered on the Dalhousie Castle Hotel website. We were intrigued from the moment we read about it and the experience did not disappoint. We spent an hour on the castle grounds learning about the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the experience and would recommend it to anyone, especially if you're a fan of birds of prey. I am looking forward to the opportunity to do this again.

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 1 June 2018

On the grounds of the Dalhousie Castle was an interesting chance to view magnificent birds of prey up close and personal. The knowledgeable staff was more than willing to show us the various birds both caged and out on their perches near the entrance. Their...More

Thank claude46
Reviewed 25 May 2018

My husband and I traveled from the states to visit Scotland. We took the Ultimate experience at Dalhousie Falconry. WoW! We were both blown away. The instructor was very knowledgeable and we fly a harris hawk, an eagle owl, a little owl, and handled a...More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 25 May 2018

My daughter and I did the Owl Encounter and had an amazing experience. Loved seeing the interaction between the owls and their handlers...real affection. Georgie is so funny and perceptive on why the owls are acting as they are. Funniest episode was when big Siberian...More

Thank Aloha3
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

What an amazing experience! We were staying at the castle and didn’t even know the falconry was there until we pulled in. We ended up booking the raptor experience for the next day. Out falconer Kylie was so passionate and knowledgeable! Her mom was actually...More

Thank morganlh17
Reviewed 11 May 2018

It took place in a lovely setting. We were introduced to all of the birds, and we soon realised their genuine affection for their handler Gorgie. It was a great experience and a real privilege to "fly" a couple of these wonderful creatures. It is...More

Thank DacBuckinghamshire
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the ultimate experience at this falconry and absolutely loved it! Handling, flying, and feeding the owls, Harris' hawk, and buzzard was such a cool experience. We learned a lot about these birds and were able to see each one's distinct...More

Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Booked six months in advance for the one-hour raptor experience. When we showed up the day before just to visit, you could tell there was a lot going on with new pens being built, etc. I was very worried that we might get a poor...More

1  Thank TimmyB1957
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We were unable to get a booking for the falconry experience so book early. We did get to walk through and see the magnificent birds. It is free to walk through. We also watched others fly the birds and it was enchanting.

Thank nursmom33
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Response from Vafleck | Reviewed this property |
Well we had about 4 hrs all together. Worke with 3-4 birds including an owl and held an eagle. Cost about 250 - 300 ponds Ithink with the long period we had but it was so well worth it. It is an such a fabulous experience... More