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Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

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Address: | Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH, England
Phone Number: +44 1931 712746
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Brilliant afternoon out, well worth a visit!

I'd really recommend this place, lots to see and in beautiful part of the country. The fying demonstrations were amazing and I can't remember the name of the man who held them but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
christine b
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'd really recommend this place, lots to see and in beautiful part of the country. The fying demonstrations were amazing and I can't remember the name of the man who held them but he made it interesting for the adults as well as being fun for the children so I'd imagine it's a great thing to do for the family... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

The kids loved every minute of our visit. Bernard the Falcon put on a fantastic display. Having Bob the Harris Hawk landing on his gloved hand made the 7 year old's day . A top scone in front of the log burner at the cafe was much appreciated. Got all this for a bargain through voucher. A quirky but very... More 

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Thank Matt P
Penrith, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Great to spend a few hours. Plenty of birds to see and a great display and lots of information given during the free flying display. A very nice to room too with freshly made food. The scones are to die for.

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Thank tim186328
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

What a great two hours. As close as you'll ever get to a flying periguin falcon and the opportunity to handle a hawk. Beautiful birds shown by the most caring and knowledgeable handler. Will definitely be back.

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Thank M O
Penrith, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The range of birds are there. But the conditions surrounding them is less than nice. Not saying that the birds are not looked after, as they are. However the state of the premises leaves something to be desired. The show however is odd. It goes on for at least 2 hours but you will only see 3-4 birds being flown.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Having pleasant memories of our last visit here several years ago, we made a return one, and glad we did, as little has changed - same most interesting, informative and generally enthralling encounters with the beautiful birds of prey and their expert custodian and pleasant tea room with best quality eats and drinks. Sad to see the two fine antique... More 

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Thank jdboyd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

I bought the day out for myself and my family. The price I paid included cream tea for the adults and juice and piece of cake for the teenagers which was fine. Unfortunately when we got there the woman In the cafe was rude and told us to come back as the scones were not ready and said to the... More 

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Thank Tina P
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We spent several hours listening to how various birds of prey live including their diets, mating habits, territorial instincts. The owner, Peter Bevan, is very knowledgeable and provides the information in a pleasantly lighthearted fashion. Only a few birds are brought out but the others can be seen in their 'homes'. The coffee in the little cafe was excellent.

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Aberdeen
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We paid about £8 per adult and stayed 10 min. Definitely not worth the money. The "antiques" offered for sale in the outhouses were no more than junk. The whole thing was very old fashioned, a pity as the setting is great.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I have noticed this offer on travelzoo website for a while, It is £14 for entry to bird of prey experience and a cream scone with tea, for two. Arrived in plenty of time, located about half a mile from the castle entrance, and as we had just had a bite to eat at the castle tea room, decided to... More 

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