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Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens

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Excellent visitor attraction

This is a fascinating way to spend a couple of hours on a fine day in Chester. At £5 per adult it... read more

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Tom F
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Great day out for the whole family!

Really enjoyed my visit to the Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens today. Firstly, we was... read more

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phoebe l
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
St Werburgh Street, Chester CH1 2HU, England
+44 1244 699053
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a fascinating way to spend a couple of hours on a fine day in Chester. At £5 per adult it is very good value for money. Visitors are encouraged to allow the raptors to perch on their (gloved) arms and can even take...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed my visit to the Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens today. Firstly, we was greeted to all the birds of prey by Kieran, who was very passionate and knowledgeable about all the birds. Then, we was taken into the gardens for a demonstration...More

Thank phoebe l
Reviewed yesterday

Blown away! Whilst Rio (the male Harris Hawk) was unfortunately not successful at his career in pest control, being able to reach speeds of 150mph meant he was successful in putting on a show! The experts: Kieran and Pete, made the experience very interactive (with...More

Thank booth876
Reviewed yesterday

Harris Hawks fly at a top speed of 150 miles per hour. But don’t worry, when they dive towards you, and you feel the tips of their wings brush your cheek, they’re only going at around 30… and it’s completely harmless, honest! The underbelly of...More

Thank beckybeet
Reviewed yesterday

Tipsily the vulture bounced from one foot onto the other. He chased after the piece of meat Pete the falconer had thrown just a few feet away from the first row of benches where our study group sat. He was not only imposing but also...More

Thank sashfrommherz
Reviewed yesterday

If you are a strong believer in the freedom of animals but still want to watch captivating creatures gliding through the wind with elegance whilst learning interesting facts by professionals - Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens is a must to visit if you’re in...More

Thank JellySkele
Reviewed yesterday

Before the day started, I had no idea that a Vulture’s nostrils were constantly circulating oxygen. Nor did I realise that Chester had a Falconry! But by the end of the day, I felt like I knew a lot more about birds of prey and...More

Thank James S
Reviewed yesterday

Enormous vultures, wary barn owls and curious snakes, these are just a few of the animals that people can see up close and personal at the falconry, located within the grounds of Chester Cathedral. Educational and interactive, Kieran and Pete, the two animal handlers were...More

Thank narlochs
Reviewed yesterday

An enclosed space perfect for animal lovers! Behind Chester Cathedral is a hidden gem. The Falconry Centre and Nature Gardens provides a 105 minute experience of birds of prey and reptiles. The hosts Kieran and Pete provided us with lots of interesting information as well...More

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed yesterday

The visit we took to the Chester falconry centre was an interesting experience for someone who doesn't usually take an interest in wild animals etc.... The highlights of the visit include a display curated by workers Kieran and Pete. They had a variety of animals...More

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March 29, 2018|
Response from KevinB8583 | Property representative |
Hello 'paulwick' Thanks for your question - we are indeed open tomorrow. Unfortunately, there is no parking on-site, though there is plenty of car parking nearby - search 'Chester parking' on google if you need any... More
Penny R
February 13, 2018|
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Response from KevinB8583 | Property representative |
Hello Penny There are flying displays daily - though it's best to call the Falconry Centre on Sunday morning simply to check what times will take place that day - 01244 699053. I hope that helps. Regards, Kevin
April 10, 2017|
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Response from Keira J | Reviewed this property |
I've travelled the world studying animal collectiona and have studied animal behaviour and the welfare of the animals at this place seemed top priority!!