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Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

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Address: | Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH, England
Phone Number: +44 1931 712746
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls,...

A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards, set in a Walled Garden. Flying demonstrations daily from 2 pm to 4pm. Visitors get the opportunity to fly a bird at the display. On site vintage tea room and local crafts.

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Wow wowcher deal

Set in beautiful grounds and a walled garden this is a lovely day out at great prices. We have been to other centres and the full ticket price is a great deal. We went on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
bowders07
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Set in beautiful grounds and a walled garden this is a lovely day out at great prices. We have been to other centres and the full ticket price is a great deal. We went on a wowcher deal and couldn't believe our luck with a cream tea thrown in! Informative, interesting and full of anecdotes about his birds and working... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The prices were not displayed outside so we could not really back out when we discovered that it was 8.50 each.... The cafe looks great but again a little expensive for a cakes and tea. We turned up a few hours before the bird show so walked around and saw a few birds. We then came back later for the... More 

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Thank Gaily1
Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hadn't been here for several years but the return trip was well worthwhile. The falconer has a wonderful sense of humor appealing to adults and children and his commentary was amusing but also very informative. Loads of lovely cakes to choose from in the cosy tea room and a warm log burner to sit beside on a cold day.... More 

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Bury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It all went too slowly for children to stay attentive. The first bird displayed took 20 minutes and I've no doubt the commentary was interesting, for adults, except whenever the handler turned his head words were lost. My advice would be speed up the display and invest in a mobile PA so the commentary was audible all the time.

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Thank Kenny400
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having read the reviews on TripAdvisor, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect - just something different. And what a fabulous place. This is not your sanitised, lifeless, bird of prey show. Before the show starts the birds are in their cages. You can see them, and they are clearly much loved and cared for, but if you are interested... More 

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Thank Helen J
Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Go on a nice day and allow 4-5 hours to have a meal and fly the birds.Suitable for anyone couples, family, friends no age limits. Don't be late for the 2pm show though! Families were enjoying picnics in the grounds loads of space for the kids. One little girl dropped her beany rabbit toy which the Harris Hawk caught on... More 

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Thank AlistairandRita
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in a beautiful walled garden, the Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre was a relaxing, informative and entertaining day out. We arrived just before it opened and were greeted by one of the exceptionally friendly owners who sold us our ticket. Once our ticket was purchased, we walked around to view the birds in their cages. They all seemed happy... More 

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Thank Matthew W
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been today and have to say WOW... will be back and the gentleman who showed us the birds was amazing.. the lady in the tea room amazing bob the Hawk im in love with.. what more can i say except.. I'LL BE BACK XX

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Thank Sarah B
Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on Fri, 12th Aug 2016. You can wander around and see the various birds of prey close up, the best part is the 'show'. So much knowledge and information about all aspects of birds of prey and falconry. I truly had a very memorable time here. Don't miss the chance to don a glove and try it yourself...... More 

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Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to be honest, I was not expecting much when we saw the sign for this place on our way to Lowther Castle. After leaving the castle I said to my husband - let's just peek in that Bird of Prey place since it's only 2 minutes from here. When we first entered the center, we saw all the... More 

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