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West of England Falconry

5 Tucking Mill Cottages, Bath BA2 7DB, England
01225 835123
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Ranked #1 of 91 attractions in Bath
Owner description: World famous in Bath. Falconry Experiences are by appointment only as we are not open to the public. Please book your experience in advance. Visit our... more » Owner description: World famous in Bath. 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. « less
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Wadsworth, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Friendly, passionate and patient caretakers/falconers in rural Bath. They love their animals and it shows. "Charlie" the Harris Hawk is personable and beautiful to watch and have land on your hand and head! There is a reason they are the number one attraction in Bath. Do yourself a favor and book early to assure yourself a spot so that you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Spent an afternoon with Jay and Mogwai for a hawk walk, it was a fantastic fun and interesting introduction into falconry, spent a good amount of time handling the bird and really feel as though I learned the basics of flying a hawk in the time I spent with Jay! Would thoroughly recommend this opportunity to anyone!

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was by far our favorite part of our visit to Bath. Jay didn't bat an eye at us showing up late (It is a little hard to find without directions.) and proceeded to give us an unforgettable experience. After a walk through the countryside to a field surrounded by woods you get the unbelievable experience of a raptor landing... More

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Waimea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were there for the first 'flight' of the day, saw two owls, a falcon, and an African eagle, as well as the 'non-flying' birds in the aviary. Really interesting and the staff seem to be really engaged with both the birds and the visitors.

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Capel Saint Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Thank you Mogwai for letting us take you out for a fly. Mogwai the Harris Hawk is a lovely bird and was willing to fly for us without any trouble at all despite our inexperience. Jake took us out for the hawk walk and was a very knowledgeable and pleasant, he made us feel very relaxed and ensured we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My wife took me here for my birthday as I'm a bit of a bird geek, and I absolutely loved it! Jay was really friendly and knowledgeable. We were worried we may not get to do it as it was slightly drizzly and (unbeknownst to me) hawks can't fly in the rain! But the weather held off and we went... More

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

we arranged a booking for this event on the 11th March for 28th June at 2.00 pm. we were asked to take this date rather than our preferred date of the 29th June as he was unable to do this for family reasons this was all confirmed and booked. We received an email on the 10th March cancelling this as... More

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WoEF2011, Owner at West of England Falconry, responded to this review

Unfortunately, sometimes travel arrangements and flight schedules get changed, something beyond my control. I apologise that these changes have ultimately spoiled you families entertainment. I'm also sorry that giving you seven weeks notice and the offer of an alternative time (something you failed to mention in your comments) was not good enough for you. However, I make no apology that... More

Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a fantastic experience not to be missed! Jay, who runs West of England Falconry gives excellent instruction on handling the bird, and then you get to feed and handle the bird yourself. The whole experience was relaxed, informative and so much fun. I would recommend this experience to anyone, especially those looking for something different. Denise S

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Spent the most amazing afternoon here in beautiful scenery. The people that run the Falconry are so friendly and knowledgeable. An unforgettable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is an experience that I would recommend to anyone who wants to experience falconry. There were two key elements that really stood out for my partner and I. The first is that you get to handle the Hawk a lot in a lovely natural environment. This is not the type of experience day where you get loads of instruction... More

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