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Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

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Address: | Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH, England
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+44 1931 712746
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls,...

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 local crafts.

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Great food!

I stop here every time I travel on the a or m 6. Why would you eat at a motorway cafe when you could come here!! There's a falconry centre too but I come for the great food... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stuart G
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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stop here every time I travel on the a or m 6. Why would you eat at a motorway cafe when you could come here!! There's a falconry centre too but I come for the great food (especially soup - chicken and chorizo today.... excellent!) There's a quirky antiques section too. The staff are very welcoming! Don't all come... More 

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Thank Stuart G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat for nearly two hours watching the falconer with a wide variety of birds of prey. He was very good at allowing children hold the glove and giving them confidence. We had a warm afternoon, but the venue is an open field with benches so come prepared with warm clothes. There is also a tearoom to tempt you either... More 

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Durham
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't go to see the Birds of Prey, that will be for another visit. We called for tea, and so enjoyed it, very different. The place is described as vintage and that is true, an odd mismatch of china, old furniture, and somewhat odd things for sale but the food on offer was fabulous, fresh, homemade, different. We had... More 

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Thank Mags456
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the entry fee. The two hour open air flying display was superb and the charismatic falconer was humorous, knowledgeable and a great educator, the birds however were the stars of the show.

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Thank MLW28
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely afternoon, first homecooked food by a roaring fire, then an afternoon meeting some fascinating birds including hawks, perigrines, owls and even a bald eagle. Even had a go handling them. Lovely listening to a very entertaining but educating talk by the birds' owner, who clearly knows his stuff and loves all his birds. well worth a trip for all... More 

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Thank marti11377
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see a couple of dozen large birds of prey from all over the world, and the show includes a session with each of 3 different birds. You can hold them and stroke them. Very nice setting next to Lowther Casle which has a high quality cafe good for full lunch. A beautiful area and a nice way to... More 

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

After a busy few days driving here there and everywhere, we thought we'd stay local and have an easy day visiting the Bird of Prey Centre. So glad we went, despite the cold temperatures and sitting still for best part of 1 1/2 hours, we had an amazing time. Firstly the tea rooms - the cake is to die for,... More 

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Thank V1X
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We have been here 3 times now, and hope to go again next year. My hubby proposed to me just outside the gates in the leafy lane, so on our first visit we would have been happy regardless of what the place was like. This year when we came back for our anniversary we came again, however, and it was... More 

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Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We arrived early having not read the opening times. However the lady in the tea room could not have been more welcoming. We had a lovely early tea and cakes and then a wander round the grounds to work it off. The birds of prey display was great and very interactive for the children. We then had a late afternoon... More 

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Thank Alison B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

We took our grandchildren - cousins - for a day out here back in the summer holidays! It was threatening rain and we wondered what sort of display we might get! Sure enough as the display started it started to rain but the warden made is so interesting and keep us all in our seats! Chances to fly a bird... More 

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