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Yorkshire Dales Falconry and Conservation Centre

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Address: Crows Nest | Nr. Giggleswick, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle LA2 8AS, England
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Enjoyed the bird display.

After spending the morning in Settle, my sister and I decided to visit the centre. The exhibition upstairs was okay but could do with being updated and having some interactive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Kazren84
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Workington, United Kingdom
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Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited and enjoyed the visit. The young man doing the display had a real rapport with the birds - first he flew Wesley the vulture, a mean-looking creature with a six-foot wing span! it was both fascinating and frightening to watch him. Next was Woody a lovely little owl and then Barney a beautiful barn-owl. The birds were obviously... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

One gets the chance to view a variety of birds and learn so much about the ways they live, breed and interact with others. The flying birds are delightful, and the seating is set in lovely surroundings just a couple of miles out of Settle, on the A65. There is a good café too, a small shop and a large... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Got up close to the birds. Knowledgable bird handlers. Friendly and they made it interesting. Different birds in their individual aviaries. Saw 2 young Harris Hawks and their parents. I liked the use of trees outside the aviary to give t hg e birds privacy.

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York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was great fun! Just a few of us on the afternoon we went (it was a little chilly - but it's England!). You get a good view of all the different birds, and the flying demonstrations were great....the vultures were our favourites. Good place to take children!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We met my daughter here last Saturday, we travelled from Harrogate, she travelled from Manchester. We were really looking forward to this, I had checked the times online (on their website). This is what I've copied from the site, Displays are at 12 noon, 2pm and 3-30pm. We came at 3pm and there was no-one around we checked the sign... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I went some time ago hoping for some notes to take back to the States as I am trying to get my falconry license. I had no working phone in the UK to contact in advance, so I went simply with questions, honestly expecting the place to be closed that time of year. Upon arrival, they were open! And I... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

After spending the morning in Settle, my sister and I decided to visit the centre. The exhibition upstairs was okay but could do with being updated and having some interactive features. I do however understand that these would be quite costly for a small family business. I think they could maybe introduce an adoption scheme like other places and use... More 

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Lancashire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We regularly drive through the countryside and like to stop in cafes and little villages. Stopped here just to use the cafe. It was very dark and all the cottage style tables were really sticky. Anyway, ordered two coffees - no lattes here as its from a machine which doesnt do lattes. ok, no problem. The problem came when we... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

not the most excciting bird sanctuary but still very good for £7 enterance if you stop for the bird displays, We thouroughly enjoyed watching the tricks some of the local birds get up to and if you take the trip as a calm day out and dont over expect then you will enjoy it the restaurant could do with a... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Treated myself to a half day falconry experience,it was fantastic to get so close to some beautiful birds,David took us round a really nice lad,we flew a barn owl,a Harris hawk and a hooded vulture,set in some beautiful scenery the flying displays are very good they use different birds at each display,some are comedians but the best has to be... More 

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Additional Information about Yorkshire Dales Falconry and Conservation Centre

Address: Address: Crows Nest | Nr. Giggleswick, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle LA2 8AS, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Yorkshire Dales National Park  >  Settle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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