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Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

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Address: Lowther | CA102HH, Penrith, England
Phone Number: 01931 712746
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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. 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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Pleasant afternoon experience...

A lovely afternoon starting out with a lovely meal in the cafe, hosted by a very friendly and welcoming lady. Loved all the antiques within the cafe and its relaxed atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A lovely afternoon starting out with a lovely meal in the cafe, hosted by a very friendly and welcoming lady. Loved all the antiques within the cafe and its relaxed atmosphere. The show was extremely entertaining. The gentleman involved was very knowagable about each bird and had a great sense of humour. Suitable for all ages as we had our... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great day for ages. We arrived at the large free carpark and headed to the quaint tea room with its eclectic vintage style and cozy log burner. We were greeted by a friendly lady who gave us information on the display time. We had time to wonder around the grounds and view the birds before the flying display took place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Well signposted and easy to find. Large car park (free). Birds were either tethered or in aviary style enclosures, with information detailing type of bird, where it is native to, etc. Able to get close to the birds. Flying "display" took place in a spacious area with walls on 3 sides, open on the 4th, with benches for seating. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved it from the excellent signage to find the place to the plentiful free car parking, greeted by a quaint cafe full of interesting memorabilia and antiques. The staff where lovely and very welcoming and with a huge pot of tea and amazing home baked cakes. It was then on to the display and seeing all the birds, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Came across this place on the internet while planning a short stay in the Lake District! We arrived about 1 pm because the birds are not flown until between 2-4 pm! This gave us time to view the magnificent birds in their aviaries. Then pop back inside for a lovely pot of tea and stunning ginger cake in the very... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Unfortunately we had a long drive back so weren't able to stay for the flight show, but we walked around the grounds and saw all the birds. They're really stunning and each bird has an interesting info sign on the aviary. The tea room is unique, lots of knick-knacks but very welcoming. Grounds are gorgeous and well-maintained. Would go back... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was rather looking forward to visiting the Bird of Prey Center, and upon arrival was a little disappointed. To be honest there's nothing of the negatives I found in my visit that couldn't be fixed easily. It has a cozy little tea room, had a very family orientated atmosphere, the birds were impressive and the staff were knowledgeable and... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We bought 4 adult entry/cream tea vouchers from Travelzoo and we were very much made to feel that we were 'voucher' visitors. We looked on the website before visiting and saw that the show commenced at 2pm and the centre opened at 11.30am. We decided to travel there early and have our cream tea before the show. According to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I hate to score below 4/5 but I was a bit underwhelmed by my visit. As much as the birds looked in good feather, I expected to see more flying of different species (3 falcons and a harris hawk). The aviaries do look a little tired but that shouldn't perturb visitors and the tea room is unusual with its antiquities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Weather was fantastic birds of prey show extremely family friendly with ability to be active with them. Well worth a visit second time in twelve months for us.

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