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“Great Experience”

Battlefield Falconry Centre
Ranked #1 of 80 things to do in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Had a great morning flying a Harris Hawk through the woods, and then Handling Owls. All the staff were friendly and extremely well informed. I would highly recommend a visit to all people young or old.

Thank Nick C
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Well worth the hour's drive to get here! Took the hawk walk with Mark, which was followed by handling of, and an informative chat about, the owls at the site. Staff were friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, all in all a great morning out!

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Can't praise this activity highly enough.
We arrived a little early and were treated to a fascinating walk-round of the birds at the centre. The LandRover trip with Mark was full of interesting insights into the local area, and the "hawk walk", flying the Harris Hawk was, well, it's a cliche to say one of the best things you can do with your clothes on, but it's true - a semi-wild bird coming to your gloved fist.
Mark guided us through the afternoon and rounded off by an insight into the art and practice of falconry.
If there is one thing that visitors to Shrewsbury should have on their "to do" list, this has to be at the top.
To get there, follow the signs to Battlefield 1403, and then follow the path behind this attraction - (well worth a visit in its own right). .

Thank RaDar217
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is a great location for any nature enthusiast, thrill seeker, or anyone looking for something a little different.
The centre is easy to find, located just off the Battlefield roundabout. There is a farm shop there, and lovely woodland.
We had a voucher for a Falconry Walk, and enjoyed a whole morning meeting the birds and their handlers, and going for a walk with a harris hawk which we were able to fly ourselves under instruction. It was brilliant.
They have eighty or so birds there, and it is informative as well as fun.
Brilliant customer service from a great team.

Thank FloraPoste365
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

What a great place! Although the centre is a little tricky to find (take road off rotary), especially for those of us from other countries, it is well worth the effort. We visited in the later afternoon in mid-week due to our travel schedule. Having a leather glove and a hunting bird on my arm was on my "bucket list". I can check that item off now! The people were wonderful and very informative. The birds look well cared for, and it is obvious that this endeavor is a labor of love. I highly recommend it.

Thank Ann H
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