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Dalhousie Castle Falconry

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This was a fantastic experience. I got the Owl Encounter as a gift for my best friend. Everything... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Linda B
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An unexpected bonus when staying at the castle

We were walking round the castle grounds when we discovered that the falconry was open, with... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Adele W
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“birds of prey”(26 reviews)
“beautiful birds”(18 reviews)
“eagle owl”(18 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland
+44 1875 825728
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience. I got the Owl Encounter as a gift for my best friend. Everything about it was spectacular. Having the falconry in the beautiful grounds of the hotel /castle is perfect and adds to the delight of meeting the birds. On...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We were walking round the castle grounds when we discovered that the falconry was open, with beautiful birds on show and people trying their skills with the falcons on the open greens. We were attending a wedding where the rings were to be delivered by...More

Thank Adele W
Reviewed 23 February 2018

The falconry is in the grounds of the castle. The birds are well cared for and are in first class condition. The handlers are skilled, knowledgable and love the birds.

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We had a mixed hour and flew Jeanie the barn owl and Iona the Harris hawk, it was amazing to be so close to these beautiful birds, very informative hour also. Would definitely recommend! Lefty will melt your heart.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights of my stay at the Castle, was this lovely sanctuary for these mystical birds of prey. Gorgeous birds, well cared for and protected. It was so nice to be able to engage with these species, just a short walk away from...More

Thank Chartella
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I was given a falconry experience gift as a birthday present and went along to Dalhousie Castle near Edinburgh for the trip. The very helpful gentleman who was my instructor was very knowledgable about the birds, of which there were around 20 including owls, hawks...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

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

Thank Susan T
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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