When traveling to the UK, my wife I like to stay one night in a castle. We chose Auchen Castle because it also had the Falconry. Despite several attempts to contact the Falconry on the website we got no response. We later discovered that the Falconry is a separate business from the Castle itself though it is located on the castle grounds. Luckily for us, we were persistent and called the number directly. We spoke to a lovely lady who apologized about our trouble and made the reservation for us for a 1/2 day Falconry experience.
We were met by Jeff, the owner, who could not have been nicer. The price we were quoted was much less than the once listed on the site. Despite that, Jeff gave us 4 hours of one of the most amazing experiences of my life. When you approach the enclosure the number of birds is overwelming. Even if birds have no appeal to you, the size and condition of these birds are fantastic.
We were able to work with and handle five birds during our 4 hour experience. This included two owls, two falcons and a hawk. You could tell that Jeff really loved his birds and knew all about them. He is a delightful guide and he never stops telling you about his animals. It was really great to see both their natural extincts and their individual personalities in action.
I can not tell you enough how much I recommend this attraction.
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