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Dalhousie Castle Falconry

#1 of 5 things to do in Bonnyrigg Features Animals
Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland
+44 1875 825728
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One of the highlights of our Edinburgh visit

Our party of 7, including my 3 girls ages 12, 10, and 10 did falconry lessons here on our last full... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Great experience, knowledgeable friendly staff.

5 stars for Gareth our Falconer who helped our 9 year old daughter enjoy her falconry experience in... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Andrew B
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland
+44 1875 825728
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Our party of 7, including my 3 girls ages 12, 10, and 10 did falconry lessons here on our last full day in Edinburgh. The staff was wonderful and very patient and knowledgeable, and we each were able to hold and fly a number of...More

Thank moocoweyes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

5 stars for Gareth our Falconer who helped our 9 year old daughter enjoy her falconry experience in the beautiful grounds of historic Dalhousie Castle. Gareth picked out the perfect birds for our daughter to fly and handle. A gorgeous Harris Hawk (Bojo), Eagle Owl...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I booked to do an hour's falconry on a whim as we were staying at Dalhousie Castle and it ended up being the highlight of our trip. The actual falconry site has a very large number of owls, hawks and eagles from...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Thank you Gareth, for making my daughters birthday experience one she will not forget. his knowledge and passion for each of the birds my daughter flew was evident from his handling, stories and facts. I was there as a spectator,however I was made to feel...More

Thank Tamalyn M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

nice selection of birds and the staff were friendly and polite. worth a visit in the area to see a show.

Thank TheHonestExplorer
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stayed at the castle and got to see all the birds being fed and walked around the enclosures. There were eagles, hawks, kestrel, peregrine, various owls and other birds.

Thank samoruk65
Reviewed 12 December 2016

On leaving the hotel we spotted the falconry but sadly didn't have time to visit however there was a wide range of birds outside perched ready for action! Will defiantly check it out next time.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

beautiful birds wow but little owl hiding behind his post obviously frightened of large preditors beside him which was sad. Staff lovely and informative

Thank Catriona A
Reviewed 3 December 2016

You have to experience the power and grace of the owls and falcons. Gareth was so welcoming and knowledgeable. My favourite was Flash who was very vocal and even cuddly.

Thank Hels1904
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I had a great time here a gift to the staff for doing so well 😀 would recommend to anyone. of all ages just a great day and experience all in thanks guys! 😀

Thank Jill T
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Hoe much does it cost if I'm coming from off site. I won't be staying at the Castle.
15 October 2015|
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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