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“Beautiful creatures showing you what they do best.”

Yorkshire Dales Falconry and Conservation Centre
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Stumbled across this Falconry and were very glad of it too. We were lucky to visit on a quiet day. There was a small group of school children who were very well behaved visiting at the same time, and a couple of family groups. The Falconry site is quite small but we were still wandering around on our own most of the time. The demonstrations are what this attraction is all about. We were lucky to arrive just before the start of the second flying demo. Three birds were flown by two knowledgeable young lads who were obviously passionate about their feathered friends, and the cheeky visiting rook who got as much attention as the official birds.
The birds were not forced to do anything but seemed intent on showing off their aerial skills anyway. One bird even strutted around and posed for photographs, he even had a and taking a chunk out of my back pack, that is how close they come to you. The handlers made sure everyone had a good look at the birds before they took themselves back to their aviaries.
The second domo included the amazing vulture 'Vera' who again performed well. Such a magnificent creature only feet away from us. The wow factor was certainly met.
Check the times before you visit, try to fit at least two of the shows in and be prepared for a spectacle

Thank Em W
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

I booked a day at the centre for my boyfriends birthday and we were not disappointed!! Absolutely outstanding from start to finish. We were greeted by David the falconer and was invited in for a coffee. We were took around the centre and introduced to the birds in great detail, we were lucky enough to handle some of the birds and the way the falconers treated the animals was reassuring. Could not recommend enough!! FAB-U-LOUS!

1  Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

This place is a truly wonderful experience and should be visited by all. The falconers are extremely experienced and put on a amazing display with the vast range of birds. A great place to go. I highly recommend it

Thank Broseiden
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Paid for display. Would not accept travel Visa card or Manx pound sterling. Walked past first three birds and then started to rain. Told display would not go ahead and refused any refund.
Feel Totally Ripped Off!
Don't go there!!!

4  Thank Kakarik
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

So, there are reviews about this and that...
What you're here for is to see some great birds on display and that's what you get.
We only managed to catch the last show but felt that our entrance fee was worth that show alone.
This is about experience. When do you get the chance to rub shoulders with birds of prey.. Particularly a vulture!!
We'll go back at some point.
There's a good opportunity here to catch 3 sessions with the birds in an afternoon.
It's good to support a small attraction like this and the folks that work there.
A zoo or a safari park it ain't.
An good afternoon out, especially with the kids, it is!
Especially if you're from the towns...

1  Thank JockinLeeds
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