Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens

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Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens

Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens
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Chester Cathedral's fantastic Falconry and Nature Gardens links the ancient art of falconry with the cathedral's historic roots and nature conservation in the heart of the city centre, located just off the city walls.
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK609,420 contributions
May 2020 • Friends
Although we missed the falconry show we did enjoy the beautiful nature grounds were these birds of prey strut their stuff.
Walking around the wonderful Roman walls you can see the beauty of the well kept green area with the magnificent Chester Cathedral as a stunning backdrop, its such a lovely green area and has some nice walkways, its a lovely nature area and most definitely well worth checking out if your planning a trip to Chester.
Written May 12, 2020
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Jennysuetaylor
Connah's Quay, UK5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend got me an annual pass which was a great Christmas present idea. The birds are amazing, the staff are really friendly and know loads about the birds. Pickle the American kestrel is my favourite. I always recommend the falconry when people ask me about things to do in Chester.
Written March 8, 2020
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Amy B
Manchester, UK4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were walking the walls of Chester and came across the falconry centre and as a show was on decided to go in. It was great! Informative with two very enthusiastic and passionate staff, it was a great way to spend an hour. Fully recommend.
We saw a vulture/ harris hawk and kestrel.
Written March 8, 2020
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Tasha C
Chester, UK1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
Our 6 year old and a friend had their 6th birthday party here. The kids were whole heartedly engaged for the entire time they were there. The staff were excellent and the way they interacted with the kids was superb. The kids learnt so much and had a blast. Thank you to all the staff for making it such a special occasion for the girls
Written February 23, 2020
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Bryan F
Wigan, UK10 contributions
Nov 2019
Always great value, especially as the handlers are great with visitors and children and the displays are both interactive and informative (although not if you don't like the idea of mice being eaten)
Written February 19, 2020
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AliE
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited on a stormy weekend so no flying displays but this was made clear at purchase. Had a great time interacting with the birds, and the keepers were really knowledgeable and friendly. Being able to go back during the day meant we saw different birds out, feeding and the ferrets!
Written February 17, 2020
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Amy
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Discovered this little gem whilst wandering the city. Very glad we did! We arrived just before a display, where we got to watch three beautiful birds strut their stuff. Their handler was very knowledgable and passionate about his work and it was especially wonderful to meet some birds that are not common in falconry displays such as a vulture. After this display, we were able to meet their two ferrets, Biscuit and Lucky, who had all the charm and joy that a ferret should. I thought it was especially interesting to have them there, since they do have a history with falconry, so it was really cool to see them side by side to the birds
All in all, a wonderful little place, a splash of nature in the centre of the city!
Written January 15, 2020
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Bradfordhiker
Bradford, UK22 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We arrived here and paid £16 for two adults and a child. When we first went in and saw how small it was, we were a little worried. However, a lovely friendly young man came out of the office and allowed us to hold some of the birds. He was so good with our boy and was really informative. Then we watched the display and saw four birds being flown. The display was great because the birds came really close, one even landing on our heads. The two falconers were again, really informative and friendly and obviously cared greatly for their birds. The audience were allowed to have a go at flying the birds and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The fact that you can go back throughout the day is also a bonus as you could go and see different birds flying.
Written January 11, 2020
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Stephen V
Telford, UK153 contributions
Nov 2019
I have visited many wonderful Cathedrals ,this one is up there with the best, it is free to visit but please make a donation . No one young or old could not stand and marvel at this wonderful biulding inside or out dont miss it ,
Written December 8, 2019
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Freddy
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Couples
Visited here on a drizzly day but it was still incredible! Staff were very friendly and their passion for the birds was clear. Got the chance to hold the lovely Falcon Peanut! Then got to see a hawk and an owl out flying. Definitely a must see if you're in Chester, and I'll be back here again in the future.
Written December 8, 2019
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