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British School of Falconry

3567 Main St Rte 7A, Equinox Resort, Manchester, VT 05254
800-362-4747
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Ranked #2 of 7 Activities in Manchester
Type: Classes/Workshops
Description: An offering of the Equinox resort in Mancester but can be booked separately. Paricipants get to fly trained falcons.
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a morning spent with Rob and two if his hawks, Monty and Wallace. This is now known as Green Mountain Falconry and is in a beautiful location alongside the mountain in Manchester. You can find more info on their facebook page, and they still work through equinox. Rob was a great teacher and is clearly... More

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Munich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We loved walking the quiet woodland trail with 2 Harris hawks following, at times swooping down to land on our outstretched arms for a tasty morsel. Rob is very knowledgeable about all aspects of falconry and is the perfect host for this unique experience. We plan to return on our next trip to Manchester!

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Miami
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I'd always had a healthy respect for birds in general, bordering on fear. (I've been bitten by a couple of grouchy African Grey Parrots as a child) .... I needed to face that fear head-on and decided that the British School of Falconry and holding a bird of prey would be just the ticket. My instructor (forget her name) was... More

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rhode island
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband & I love birds of prey & I have always dreamed of a Falconry experience & this was it. We both handled a Harris Hawk and then ended the day with a Hawk Walk. Although expensive, we truly enjoyed this unique experience and learned a lot about the birds.

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Bow, NH
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I brought my wife here on a lark (pun intended), for a unique experience. It was sooooo cool, and soooo interesting. She took a lesson, and loved it. A little scared at first, but the trainer was so patient and explained everything beforehand. Great stop!

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Patchogue, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife came upon this after another experience with raptors in Ireland. This was one of the best vacation experiences ever. We learned about the history of falconry, much about the different raptors involved in the sport, the care of the current birds and spent significant time learning the characteristics of the sport. And yes, I said sport. The birds... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a novel and exciting experience! I watched my thirteen year old son take an introductory falconry lesson. He loved it and I really enjoyed watching the birds (actually hawks) up close. It is definitely a hands on lesson. My son wore a heavy leather glove and held his hawk (named Denver) during the entire lesson. He learned to launch... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We had a great time here and there is nothing quite like holding a hungry bird of prey on your arm! It's a truly unforgettable experience. I learned a lot more than I expected about hawks, their habits, how they're trained, the way they think, and more! Any question you have will be answered and in great detail. Setting a... More

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Had our first lesson last February, can't wait to do the Hawk Walk!! The staff knew their stuff and were super friendly. The wife and I can't wait to go back. It's worth every dime and more!

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Avenel
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a once in a lifetime experience. It was amazing and well worth the price. You learn a lot in a short time and it's something you will remember for a lifetime. Just be sure to bring someone with you that can take pictures for you!

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