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Shieldaig Falconry

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Katie’s raptor experience

I thoroughly enjoyed my raptor experience at Shieldage Falconry. The introduction to the different... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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My husband surprised me, with a visit to Sheildaig Falconry. I cried, as it was a dream come true... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Private falconry and archery experiences . Come and fly our beautiful birds of prey to your gloved hand, or test your skills at archery in the stunning grounds of shieldaig lodge hotel
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Shieldaig Lodge, Gairloch IV21 2AN, Scotland
+44 1445 741738
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my raptor experience at Shieldage Falconry. The introduction to the different birds by Gareth the falconer was both interesting and entertaining learning about their different characters! Walking up into the hills with Isabella the Harris hawk flying to and from my glove...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

My husband surprised me, with a visit to Sheildaig Falconry. I cried, as it was a dream come true. Daniel was our guide and was so knowledgeable with the history of falconry and his love for raptors is evident. I was in awe most of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We booked this experience and were not disappointed. We chose to do the mixed raptor and owl hour. Gareth let us choose which bird we would like to fly. Spike was a kestrel and after a little warm up and dodging the midges he flew...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

On arrival of our family group of six in two cars,Gareth immediately helpfully advised best place for shade for car for our dog and those not taking part and offered use of cool foyer area. During archery ,Gareth ,aside from the patient coaching !!,showed real...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

My family and I took part in an archery and falconry experience with Gareth and we couldn’t fault him! Clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about all of the birds and was more than willing to answer any questions about them - you can tell the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

My sons have been obsessed with raptors since they were four or five, and I've been waiting impatiently to introduce them to falconry (and try it myself). Now that they're nine, when a trip intersected with the opportunity, I jumped at the chance. Interacting with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

My daughter and her husband took the opportunity to take part in this activity one afternoon during their stay at the Shieldaig Lodge. They put it at the top of their life experiences, if you get the chance do it - the birds and their...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank VillageLady234
Reviewed 19 May 2018

There are lots of great reviews here already but I'll add mine because I want to big-up Daniel, who was the falconer who met me when I arrived yesterday, I think Gareth and Daniel work on occasional rotations between Sheildaig and Dalhousie. Daniel was full...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank susannahns
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I rebooked a mixed hour of falconry plus an archery lesson and had a wonderful time! Gareth, the falconer is charming and the affection between he and his birds is wonderful to watch. He was also knowledgeable, patient and encouraging (also witty and entertainingly ascerbic)...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CatherineinVA
Reviewed 9 April 2018

An amazing falconry experience,made extra special by the Falconer Gareth, whose passion for these amazing creatures in infectious! Special thanks to Benny,Flash,and Peanut

Date of experience: April 2018
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Gail W
4 June 2017|
Response from Gareth-Kent |
The price for the family hour is £180 for 4 people. It's an extra £30 per person. This is a completely private experience for the family. The raptor experience is £45 per person for 45 minutes The mixed hour/owl hour is... More