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Dalhousie Castle Falconry

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Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland
+44 1875 825728
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Close-up and personal with magnificent birds!

This is an experience not to be missed! Within the grounds of Dalhousie Castle Hotel, a full suite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southampton, United Kingdom

I only popped in as was staying at the hotel but found this very cool. The birds were all out in... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Reiss S
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland
+44 1875 825728
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an experience not to be missed! Within the grounds of Dalhousie Castle Hotel, a full suite of magnificent birds are tethered an waiting to be enjoyed. These birds are loved and cared for by the knowledgeable and skilled owner Kylie and it shows...More

Thank Peppipig
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I only popped in as was staying at the hotel but found this very cool. The birds were all out in the open, which meant to could get right up close to them. Approx 30-40 birds. Unfortunately didnt have time to stay for more than...More

Thank Reiss S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was the highlight of our stay and certainly provided a point of interest to the Castle itself. The lady who showed us around was incredibly well informed and we enjoyed the tour a lot

Thank Mia B
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Fabulous birds close up and well informed staff. Have a walk down after breakfast at Dalhousie Castle.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Following a recommendation by my sister who had done a Falcon walk in Ireland and loved it I decided to reserve a time at the Dalhousie Falconry for our first trip to Scotland. What an experience!!! We arrived a little early and so spent some...More

1  Thank LoveNewExperiences
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Oh my gosh, this was a dream come true! Georgie was our falconer that day, and she was so informative and you could tell she was an expert at her craft. Not only did we get to fly a HUGE owl named Duke, but we...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Falconry was an incredible experience!!! These birds are majestic. The caretakers are very knowledgeable and it is evident how much they love each and every one of these beautiful creatures. We were fortunate enough to have the daughter of the founder of the Falconry...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This seemed to be so far off the beaten path that I had to do it. It was worth every penny, and a great break / partial day trip from Edinburgh. First of all, if you go by train, it's not a long trip. The...More

Thank Tcrowell61
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had an amazing experience. The falconer was extremely knowledgable and put me at ease as i was a little nervous. Fantastic experience, would recommend. Thank You

Thank Helenbralee
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The experience is quite expensive per person. That said, looking is free. For many reasons, the birds can't live in the wild. Here, they are loved, cared for and fed. It is obvious that the birds love the handlers and vice versus!

Thank B777CFI
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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