Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We are a small family business with over 45 beautiful birds of prey. Visit our website for information on our flying experiences with the birds. We have experiences for individuals, children, families and groups. Or come and try your hand at archery!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • GrannyPea
    Dunure, United Kingdom97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience
    This visit was a reschedule from last year when the weather dictated that my husband couldn't get up close for his Owl Encounter. No trouble/no quibble rescheduling and this time the weather was perfect, the falconer Daniel was informative and entertaining and most importantly my husband flew a barn owl and got up close to some raptors. One very happy man! Very good value too 👍😊
    Im so glad your husband enjoyed his time with Daniel and the birds , and that the weather was better this time too :)
    Written 6 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Natalie W
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    We did a bit of a hybrid where we got to fly and owl, a hawk and then did archery. What a fun experience! I highly recommend it. The guide was great and the birds were fantastic! Jeannie the owl was my favorite! She was so sweet and it was amazing to be able to pet her! Would absolutely do again!
    So happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us :) jeannie certainly knows how to steal a heart !
    Written 6 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 15 March 2023
  • Robert Timberlake
    Torrance, California8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kylie and her Owls, Falcons, Hawks, Eagles and Buzzards
    I enjoyed all of it from start to finish. The job Kylie did was top notch. She knows her birds, needs and their abilites. The demonstartion was top notch and incredibly insightful. The birds are beautiful and dynamic. Kylie presented so well, plus gave us background on all of the birds. The time flew by (pun intended) the whole experience was the best.
    Hi Robert, thank you for such a wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us . Very kind words indeed :)
    Written 6 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 22 March 2023
  • MarisaE
    Austin, Texas57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of our trip! Must visit!!
    This was the highlight of our trip! Kylie was a wonderful host and so knowledgeable. We loved hearing about the different personalities and that owls like to snuggle! Havoc the raven was hilarious, and my boys still laugh about the funny things he says. He sure loves attention! My 16 year old has been talking about peregrine falcons for as long as I can remember and being able to hold one will be a lasting memory. So thankful for the visit!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 April 2023
  • Klloyd82
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing birds
    We visited Falconry Scotland today for archery and the mixed hour birds experience , it was amazing from start to finish, from The passion love and knowledge the owner has for her birds to the care taken to make sure customers have the best experience throughout. I would definitely recommend booking you will not be disappointed. Will defo be back again thanks so much. :)
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 May 2023
  • rosalindlime
    Mississauga, Canada57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing experience!!
    What an amazing experience with Kylie!! We did the 2.5 hr experience and it did not disappoint. Kylie was so knowledgeable and it was evident she has a special bond with these creatures. We got to meet and learn about all of them and got to fly four of them. What a memorable day!!! Highly recommended.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Hazel Perry
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!
    What an amazing afternoon! This is the second time I have been to Dalhousie Castle for a falconry experience, and, as with the first time, it did not disappoint! Georgie is so knowledgeable and very good at explaining things and answering any questions you might have. She clearly loves the birds and enjoys working with them. The experience itself is terrific - having a stunning wild bird flying straight to your hand is something you will never forget. What a feeling! Learning about all the birds and how they eat, sleep and feed is so interesting - such a lot we don't know. I'll definitely be back for a third time. Thanks Georgie - you were great!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 22 June 2023
  • AlasdairM472
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Family Falconry Experience
    Fantastic falconry experience with Georgie. Our lad is turning 9 and all he wanted was to meet a Peregrine Falcon. He got more than that, with a flying experience with Iona the Harris Hawk and meeting Archie the Little Owl. Great experience, and really informative talks from Georgie. Also the communication booking this from New Zealand was first-rate so we knew we were in good hands. Highly Recommend!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Flower22225
    145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable experience!
    What an amazing experience! We booked the mixed hour with owls and falcons. The falconer was so knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the birds of prey. She was also patient and kind to be with. We were surprised at the number of birds- probably around 20 - 30! We were able to get up close and even hold and pet a little owl. We spent time doing actual falconry, with the glove and the birds landing on it! We spent 8 days in Scotland and my daughter said this was her favorite thing of the whole trip. Thank you for an unforgettable experience!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 October 2023
  • Della H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique and AMAZING
    This was a surprise for my husbands birthday and to say that he was pleased with it would be an understatement. Probably one of the most amazing things we’ve ever done. Georgie was an amazing host. She was so knowledgeable and you could tell she loved the birds. We flew the hawk Iona and got to hold the most adorable little owl, Archie, who just wanted cuddles, and our experience ended with holding an eagle. Just WOW. If you have any interest in animals, this is a must-do. I really do feel so fortunate that we were able to experience this. The Best!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
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William
Lasswade, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Group of 8 - great time hanging out with Jeanie the owl and Iona the raptor. Amazing opportunity to meet the birds, very memorable. Maybe a bit expensive, cost £400 for two birds - probably handling them 3 times over an hour or so each. Maybe better to go in a smaller group. Anyway, very positive experience glad we did it.
Written 31 December 2023
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JacQui R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This experience was Amazing! The bond between Katherine and her raptors is incredible!!! Wish you much health and wealth!!!
Written 23 October 2023
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Della H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was a surprise for my husbands birthday and to say that he was pleased with it would be an understatement. Probably one of the most amazing things we’ve ever done. Georgie was an amazing host. She was so knowledgeable and you could tell she loved the birds. We flew the hawk Iona and got to hold the most adorable little owl, Archie, who just wanted cuddles, and our experience ended with holding an eagle. Just WOW. If you have any interest in animals, this is a must-do. I really do feel so fortunate that we were able to experience this. The Best!
Written 16 October 2023
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Flower22225
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
What an amazing experience! We booked the mixed hour with owls and falcons. The falconer was so knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the birds of prey. She was also patient and kind to be with. We were surprised at the number of birds- probably around 20 - 30! We were able to get up close and even hold and pet a little owl. We spent time doing actual falconry, with the glove and the birds landing on it! We spent 8 days in Scotland and my daughter said this was her favorite thing of the whole trip. Thank you for an unforgettable experience!
Written 5 October 2023
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Shelby W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Kylie and Georgie were the kindest and most welcoming people we encountered on our trip! They made this experience so much fun and I recommend it wholeheartedly!!!
Written 22 September 2023
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Hannah W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Kylie and Georgie were WONDERFUL! They were incredibly patient and kind. I would recommend this experience to anyone traveling to Scotland.
Written 22 September 2023
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Robert N
Aurora, IL144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately, we missed the hands-on part, but we were able to engage with the handlers of the birds, and receive a lot of information on the various types and their habits.
Written 6 August 2023
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AlasdairM472
Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Fantastic falconry experience with Georgie. Our lad is turning 9 and all he wanted was to meet a Peregrine Falcon. He got more than that, with a flying experience with Iona the Harris Hawk and meeting Archie the Little Owl. Great experience, and really informative talks from Georgie. Also the communication booking this from New Zealand was first-rate so we knew we were in good hands.
Highly Recommend!
Written 2 August 2023
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Shelda W
East Wenatchee, WA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Felt fortunate to have the owner provide our tour. Her knowledge of the birds was both intimate, down to each individual bird, and vast in regards to everything that owls and falcons need to continue to thrive.
Written 26 July 2023
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Elizebeth D
Lake Charles, LA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I had an amazing experience. The owner loved what she did and took great care of the birds. It was both educational and an experience I will never forget.
Written 24 July 2023
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