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West of England Falconry

Address: 5 Tucking Mill Cottages, Bath BA2 7DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 835123
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Ranked #1 of 15 Outdoor Activities in Bath
Type: Nature & wildlife tours, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Falconry Experiences are by appointment only as we are not open to the public. Please book your...
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Type: Nature & wildlife tours, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Falconry Experiences are by appointment only as we are not open to the public. Please book your experience in advance. Visit our website or phone us for more information. Thank you.

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Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We booked with Jay the Falconer about 6 weeks before traveling. The owner Jay was very responsive and accommodating. We celebrated a very special birthday with my family which includes two teens. The Harris Falocn was majestic and beautiful to watch and feed. My 14 year old daughter quickly got over being squeamish about Charlie the falcon's diet and embraced... More 

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Earlysville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was a last minute find and booking (less than 24 hrs), but Jay was very willing to accommodate. He is the first falconer I've found (in searching the U.S. and Europe) that is willing to let you handle the birds. It's amazing to watching a falconry display, but it's mesmerizing to be a part of it. Many thanks to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was a birthday pressie from my girlfriend, and I would recommend it to everyone. I was a bit nervous about the day, but no need to be. Mogwai was great, if a little bit mischievous when he flew off after crows for 20 minutes, but such a lovely bird that felt right at home with us, as long as... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We found this on the internet while searching for things to do in Bath. It was a great find! You can tell Jay loves his birds. He was so very gentle with Charlie the Harris Hawk. Our son has a love for birds so booking this was a must. Jay and Charlie took us on a short 10 min walk.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lovely and exhilarating experience. The hawk and the company , fun and welcoming. I definately recommend it as a good time for all.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My daughter and I were totally enthralled with Charlie's antics in the field and enjoyed every minute of the experience. The only challenge we faced was getting a taxi driver who knew where to take us, but we got there in the end, and it was totally worth it! Thanks Jay :)

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Mill Valley, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just finished the falcon walk which was just amazing. Jay was such a kind and gentle person, the birds are obviously his pride and joy. We almost had to cancel due to the October rains as it was supposed to be pouring at 12 noon so we kept in contact that day and decided the sky held up and we... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

West of England Falconry is a charity run out of a small private residence 15 minutes drive from Bath Centre. It appears the host, a sprightly grandfather by the name of ‘Jay’ has turned his hobby of falconry into a full time occupation and set up this operation to fund his rescue and rehabilitation program with the ultimate aim of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We booked our appointment over a month ago (highly recommend) before leaving the USA. I'm a history buff and I wanted to experience some medieval things. Hawking seemed perfect! We took the train to Bath and simply hopped a taxi to West England Falconry. We met the birds and heard Charlie would be coming out with us (the one famous... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited Jay for a hawk walk and didn't know what to expect. He took us through the basic dos and don'ts and we set of for a short (10 minutes) and pleasant, muddy (not always, but we were forewarned) walk to the "launch pad", accompanied by Charlie, the Harrier hawk. Jay showed us the initial moves and then Charlie... More 

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