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Dalhousie Castle Falconry

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Amazing and highly recommended

What an amazing experience. By far the highlight of my visit. The groups are very small so it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A highlight of our trip! The Ultimate Experience was just that!

We all agreed the Ultimate Experience was one of our favorite things on our trip. Kylie, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“birds of prey”(26 reviews)
“eagle owl”(19 reviews)
“beautiful birds”(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 3 days ago

What an amazing experience. By far the highlight of my visit. The groups are very small so it affords time for questions and lots of bird flying. The birds are beautiful; we learned so much. I would do this every year if I could. Highly,...More

Thank nvandunk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We all agreed the Ultimate Experience was one of our favorite things on our trip. Kylie, the falconer, was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We all got to fly 4 different birds (a Harris' Hawk, Boobook Owl, Buzzard Buzzard, and Turkmenian Owl. We each got to...More

Thank haylaura
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience. We learned a lot about birds of prey in addition to getting to fly a falcon and choose another bird to hold. One of the highlights of our trip.

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so glad to have been able to visit the Falconry at Dalhousie Castle because it was an experience we will not forget any time soon. After spending a nice evening at the castle, we explored the grounds and headed to the Falconry for...More

Thank emmygreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the experience of interacting with the birds (a harris hawk, an Eagle Owl, a Barn Owl and a buzzard) and learning about them. The falconer was personable and extremely knowledgeable (also a veterinary student)

Thank chi-kat42
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very wet and windy afternoon but managed to catch the perfect gap in the weather. We were met by the owners daughter who straight away explained what we were going to do whilst introducing us to a few of the birds....More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

We had a blast doing this experience. We stayed in the castle so we had walked through during the day just to see the birds. We also did Archery lessons through this group and they were great as well. The Duke was AMAZING and while...More

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The experience started off kind of strange. We arrived about thirty minutes early so we could pay our remaining balance and use the restroom before it started. We stood by the reception office for several minutes as the two female staff completely ignored us. One...More

Thank ScoutGirl_93
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Was given a gift of the Ultimate Falconry Experience and must admit I had a great time. The person taking the course was very good as made us feel involved as well as lots of info on the various birds we flew on the day....More

Thank Alasdair58
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Our family of 4 did the Ultimate Experience where you get to fly 4 different birds and handle an Eagle. Our falconer/instructor was Daniel (I am pretty sure, please correct me) and he was so knowledgeable about the birds and really provided us with a...More

Thank patmanwb
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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