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North East Falconry Centre

Broadland, Cairnie | Huntly (road linking A920 to A96), Aberdeen AB54 4UU, Scotland
44 1466 760328
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Ranked #19 of 106 Attractions in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

As we were driving to Aberdeen we saw the sign for the falconry center and decided to check it out. We were thrilled at the experience. There were eight participants and each of us got to put on the leather glove and have the birds - a Harris hawk, a Perigrine, and an owl land on our arm and eat.... More

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is an excellent centre to interact with Birds of Prey from teeny Tawny Owls to the large American Bald Headed Eagle. We have been three times now and are fascinated by the flying displays which the audience are encouraged to participate in. On our last visit I gave my Partner a 3 hour tuition pass in which she was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Ok have been reading some reviews before I thought on starting this and yes as one person put it the place needs up dating in used to take my older sons here ten yrs ago in fact when I went on the 16/8/2014 I drove past the place thinking na that can't be it but it was two of the... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting this place. Demonstration takes about an hour, and is worthwhile every penny!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The North East Falconry Centre is an impressive spot for children. The birds are very safe to hold in our hands and definitely it will be an exciting moment for everybody. The staff over there are very helpful and the deer are so so so friendly with children. A good place to visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Poorly maintained and very tired looking. Display consisted of one Tawny owl going all of 3 to 4 metres hand to hand, a Harris hawk going from the shed roof to the hand and the only bird that actually flew was a Peregrine/Gyr to the lure once. A very boring and lack lustre "display", even the static birds in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Really well worth the 4hr 40min round trip. We took our 14 yr old son, initially he wasn't convinced then bring on the birds! He absolutely loved the demonstration and we loved the opportunity to handle two of them. The staff were very warm and friendly. We'll be back in the summer.

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Swindon Wilts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

First impressions outside may not be great as there is clearly a fair amount of development going on to grow the centre, but once inside it's great and as expected with an added twist of a field of reindeer next door. Demonstrations were brilliant with being hands on, which was great for me and my 12 yr old son (something... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was a surprise. Have previously visited falconry centre on Isle of Wight and while Huntly is not on the same scale was equally enjoyable. Interaction with the birds was different and gave the opportunity to see the birds really close-up. (i.e.Eyeball to eyeball) Great Day!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

What a wonderful day we spent at the Winter Gardens in Duthie Park. We were so lucky to have a nice day, and the gardens themselves were in excellent condition, the colours amazing and free entrance to boot! Thank you for a wonderful day on my birthday!

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