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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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A lovely quirky cafe

OK. Our visit here was not to see the birds. We wanted the cafe. This is a cafe in a museum in that you are surrounded by a range of artefacts of the past century. The food is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OK. Our visit here was not to see the birds. We wanted the cafe. This is a cafe in a museum in that you are surrounded by a range of artefacts of the past century. The food is really good and the price is reasonable. We will visit again to use the cafe, and, you never know, we might see... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went here with my partner in Sept 2016. The centre itself is entered through a lovely vintage styled cafe with a great selection of cakes and tea. As you exit the cafe you enter a large walled garden area with bird enclosures along the inside of each wall. This garden itself has a fascinating story - having previously belonged... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really well informed and entertaining talk during the flying session and its follow-on walk around the centre. Found out not just some of the history of falconry, and how falcons and hawks are as different as cats and dogs, but also how individual birds can have totally different personalities! Able to get up close to the birds and even involved... More 

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent value, a great presenter of the flying display. Two hours of fun and education rolled into one. A lovely cafe with excellent food. Well worth a visit by families or couple of any age

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Thank Lynne B
England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time here, we took our 2 year old for his birthday on our way home from a week in the lakes. The tea shop on site is excellent and the viewing areas for the birds on site is great. We were lucky and caught a sunny afternoon and the bird demonstration was fantastic. Really recommend a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving and we spotted the sign to this place ,what a great surprise,the lady who runs it was just lovely and so helpful and informative,we walked around and looked at the birds but couldn't see the display as it was raining heavy and the birds can't fly in it so she only charged us child prices which was... More 

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Stoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about four hours here and it was well worth the money that we paid to get in.Paul the owner gave a funny and informative show of the birds, they were very impressive. The retro tea room was good too.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bought a Groupon Voucher for a visit with a cream tea and it was worth it. It is good to watch the flying display but I do feel that some of the birds of prey would be better with their freedom. The scone was very nice, homemade, and you could also have other snacks.

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Thank Carol G
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family of 4 with group on offer, amazing day, funny and entertaining our 2 boys loved handling Bob the Harris hawk, the show lasted over 2 hours, highly recommend this place

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited yesterday, talk / demonstration was informative and entertaining, setting was very picturesque- café was wonderfully eccentric- highly recommended

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