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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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Falconry at Dalhousie

I loved the whole experience and the staff were very knowledgeable with a diverse range of birds I... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2014
Stevepelham
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Perth, Australia
Great day out for all ages.

We had booked a Falconry Experience and it was fantastic. The birds are all well looked after and... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2014
Weejean1972
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Auchinleck, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland
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"little owl"
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

I loved the whole experience and the staff were very knowledgeable with a diverse range of birds I flew a massive owl and a falcon plus some of their birds are tv stars and others are used for weddings

Thank Stevepelham
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Reviewed 27 September 2014

We had booked a Falconry Experience and it was fantastic. The birds are all well looked after and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The surroundings are beautiful and very peaceful.

Thank Weejean1972
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Reviewed 18 September 2014

We were also guests of the Castle so the entire weekend it felt as if we were transported back in time. The Falconry only added to that experience... even our 6 year old flew this beautiful owl that would follow us along the banks of...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2014

My husband and I were married at Dalhousie Castle in August, and we had the owl ring delivery and the falconry display for our guests. They were all impressed and excited, and most of them got to take pictures with the birds. So, thank you,...More

1  Thank Helene G
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Wow!! we loved it. worth every penny. Do it for sure!! Kylie and her staff, and her birds, are fantastic.

1  Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

Loved it! Peaceful place, amazing animals and knowledgeable and kind people! I loved being able to just sit and observe these magnificent birds!

1  Thank Zenguitardude
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

What an excellent place to take teenagers for an afternoon! Getting to fly the owls, falcons, and hawks was easy and such a delight and learning a bit of archery afterwards was a welcome challenge. Our guide, Tom, was very knowlegeable about the birds and...More

Thank Jennie S
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

The best part of the falconry is they love and care for their birds, ranging from an eagle at the large end to a small but spirited owl at the other extreme. You get to fly the birds (from a leather glove on your arm,...More

Thank John-PaloAlto
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

It was close to the hotel, lovely to see the birds out on their perches, then flying. Beautiful grounds

Thank sammi1905
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

The falconry and archery at Dalhousie Castle is located on the grounds of the Dalhousie castle. This is an amazing, exciting, wonderful experience I can't recommend it high enough When we first arrived the birds were all tethered to perches, squawking and flapping their wings...More

1  Thank Waterknight36
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mimisora
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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
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