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Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

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Open Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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The owls have it!

We took my granddaughter to see the owls and it was brilliant. At the age of three she was... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Margot D
Penrith, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent afternoon

We decided to visit on the last day of the season. It was cold and wet but worth the money. The... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
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A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards, set in a Walled Garden. Flying demonstrations daily from 2 pm to 4pm. Visitors get the opportunity to fly a bird at the display. On site vintage tea room and...more
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| Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712746
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We took my granddaughter to see the owls and it was brilliant. At the age of three she was mesmerised by all she saw and even sat through the displays of hawks and falcons. The guardian of the birds new his stuff and made it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit on the last day of the season. It was cold and wet but worth the money. The vintage tea room was very quirky. The birds were well looked after in lovely surroundings. What made it was the guy that shows the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday nearby and saw road signs advertising the place. It was a very nice visit and although no frills like some of the other birds of prey centres it was more relaxed and had very friendly staff who went out of their...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Looking for something to do while my wife went off walking, found this Birds of prey sanctuary, there is no excuse this day and age in NOT googling where you wish to visit before you go there. It is exactly what it says on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We recommend visiting for the flying displays, which run from 2pm onwards. We had a great time learning about the birds, and getting a chance to try our hands at falconry! Paul and Karen run a delightful operation in the old grounds of the nearby...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alex H
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This was somewhere we really wanted to see and although we arrived after the 2.00pm start time, the falconer made us welcome. Very reasonably priced and very interesting. The birds he has are remarkable. I am wheelchair bound and found it very easy to access...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheViperAustria
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I scoped the reviews for the Lakeland Bird of Prey centre before booking for an afternoon whilst my partner and I were staying in Windermere - if you are interested in nature and birds of prey I would highly recommend. Paul is great, very knowledgable,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank curlyvirgo
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Firstly, ignore many of the negative reviews of this place, the majority of the bad ones are by people who are either stupid or think they are experts. Prime example, more than one negative reviewer claimed that some of the birds were badly treated and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Dion H
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Spent a good two hours here in the display. Harris hawks, eagle owls, etc. Great to see these birds at close quarters. Guy knew his stuff and was very informative. Very much worth a visit. Small cafe looked to do very nice bakes as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kenmavor
Reviewed 6 September 2018

If you have ever wondered just what birds of prey are, what they do and what they look like, then this is the place for you. The information attached to each roost is informative. During the flight and handlin g displays, amazing facts are revealed....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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John S
10 June 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Property representative |
Hello, the centre is flat and grassed and access is available through the main gate. Photographs can be taken throughout the centre and also during the flying display. Admission price is £8.50 for adults, £7 for... More
John S
10 June 2016|
Response from PCHNorthYorkshire | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only just seen this question, hope I'm not too late. I think you would be ok with a wheel chair, it's all one level but you would have to go over short grass to view the display. The cafe is quite small so you may... More