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East Sussex Falconry

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| Hermontceux Castle, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, England
+44 1323 485529
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An amazing Birthday treat

A top class experience suitable for all ages. We were in total awe the whole morning and we could... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann M
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Avian Excellence

A most interesting, enlivening and educational experience. Glad we took the full day, as a half day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rogersnook
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| Hermontceux Castle, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A top class experience suitable for all ages. We were in total awe the whole morning and we could not believe the amount of literally hands on time we had with the birds as we walked through the woodlands of Herstmonceux Castle. Gérald your expertise...More

Thank Ann M
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Gerard S, Owner at East Sussex Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brilliant Ann! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Lovely review and we hope to see you again..soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A most interesting, enlivening and educational experience. Glad we took the full day, as a half day is really too short to enjoy the varied pleasures. The Spotted Eagle Owl is a particular character and has a future in giving the death stare....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at Hurstmonceux castle with no idea on what to expect from the day? Four people in total, one a spectator, which was just the right number. We were greeted by Gerard and Adam, a quick safety talk and then straight into the woods with...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was treated to a full day of falconry as a birthday surprise and wow, what a special day! Gerard and Adam’s enthusiasm is infectious and we were able to spend time enjoying a whole array of birds from owls to a black Kite, to...More

Thank Louise A
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Gerard S, Owner at East Sussex Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Fabulous!! Really wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your day! Thank you for your kind words. Maybe, we will see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

What more could a bird-lover ask for than a morning spent with Gerard and Ash, the Harris hawk, followed by Adam and Halo, the Barn Owl, and then the Lanner Falcon. All three birds behave in different, and stunning, ways. Seeing Ash fly through the...More

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Gerard S, Owner at East Sussex Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you! So happy you enjoyed your time with some of the team! Would be great to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Thank you Gerard and Adam for a wonderful morning with your gorgeous birds, yesterday. Ash the Harris hawk, Halo the barn owl, and Cruise the Hooded Vulture were all the stars of the whole experience, each bringing his own charms to the morning. Gerard is...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Fabulous experience. It’s the birds that come first in every way, shape and form, to Gerard and his family/team and it shows. You get so close to the birds and I was pleasantly surprised to be able to stroke them (not allowed at previous experience...More

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Gerard S, Owner at East Sussex Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely words. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! Please do come and visit us again!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Having been fascinated with birds from an early age, and seen many falconry shows through the years, I have always wanted to get up close to these magnificent birds. So when I found out there were places where this was possible, I asked for it...More

Thank J L
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The kids treated me to the morning with these guys as a birthday present and to be honest I wasn't sure what to expect. We had an absolutely wonderful time, Gerard, Adam and the birds made sure the event did not disappoint. I would thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

What a truly magical morning - a walk with a hawk through the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle. Then meeting the other birds an Bramble the owl - a very special honour. And finally flying a real kite ! A magnificent morning and the guys were...More

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Gerard S, Owner at East Sussex Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Fabulous! So happy you enjoyed your time with us!! - Please come fly again one day!

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A. G
31 July 2017|
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Response from Graham G | Reviewed this property |
There is no waiting time you can book to visit Gerard and his birds straight away. The only delay will be if the day you have chosen is fully booked. Get booking and enjoy a great day out.
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Rosie W
3 April 2017|
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Response from Gerard S | Property representative |
He would be very welcome, I recommend with an adult just so someone can take some great pics and vids. Kind regards Gerard
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Ibrahim A
19 July 2016|
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Hello there, yes you can purchase a experience voucher on line through our website then call/email a date you may have in mind and we will check availability in our diary. Alternatively, you can call us to arrange a date... More
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