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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 104 attractions in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We visited the falconry in September 2012 for the first time and recently brought our visitors with a small child there again. It's a fantastic place really! Not only you can learn about life of birds of prey, see them fly and catch their food, but you can enjoy the company of deer! The show is very interactive and you... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just back from attending a morning at the North East Falconry in Huntly having purchased "An Introduction to Falconry - Gift Voucher Experience package" as a birthday gift and I can honestly say it was well worth it and probably one of the most memorable days ever! From the minute we arrived we were well looked after by the staff.... More

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Aberdeen Scotland
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Huntly, not too far away. The centre is well laid out with a gift shop and tea room. The birds are some in huge cages and others tied up out in the open. The "Bird Man" knows his birds well and has a good way with the children. My husband, my 8yr old grandson and myself had a lovely family... More

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