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National Centre for Birds of Prey

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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“birds of prey”(291 reviews)
“duncombe park”(107 reviews)
The National Centre for Birds of Prey at Duncombe Park is the largest collection of these amazing birds in the north of England. You will find over 100 owls, eagles, vultures, falcons, hawks kites and more in a spacious 10 acre setting. We are a...more
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| Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB, England
+44 844 742 2035
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All reviewsflying demonstrationsbirds of preyduncombe parkhawk walkburrowing owldifferent speciesbird handlerswell worth a visitgreat value for moneyanswer any questionsknowledgeable staffon displayfew hoursgreat place to visitsoupcafe on sitebeautiful surroundings
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove to the Centre whilst on a visit to York, and were greatly impressed by the whole experience. The birds are obviously loved and cared for by the dedicated staff, and seeing them in flight was a worthwhile and rewarding experience.We stayed for two...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having wanted to go for ages, we finally made it yesterday. What a delight it was. We are pensioners and went with our adult son and all three of us were thrilled to bits The man on reception issuing arm bands was really friendly and...More

Thank groovybluebell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for a walk round, the birds look well kept, but it’s sad to see that some of the birds are kept alone, it did say they were trying to find mates. The avaries were clean, it would have been nice too see some...More

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to visit for the family at a reasonable price. Many birds on open display and you can get very close to them. The flying displays are fun to watch and are supported by knowledgeable staff. Restaurant available if there over a meal...More

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve just come away from one of the best attractions in Yorkshire. If you enjoy birds of prey you will see many different types from falcons to owls to eagles. Each day there are three different flight demonstrations. The birds are beautifully cared for and...More

Thank Rich K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with a friend & had a fab time. There were a variety of birds being flown including a burrowing owl which I'd never witnessed before. The staff were knowledgeable and keen to share their expertise. Great lunch too, & gift shop with some...More

Thank Hencharding
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolutely awesome venue. We stopped off on our way North as we had seen the place advertised and whilst we are not bird fanatics, we had the best time being close up to a large array of birds from all over the globe....More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived lunchtime and only bumped into couple of people. Very informative information on each bird, easily accessible with good walk ways. Had lunch in owl cafe large pot Yorkshire tea, cheese and pickle sandwich (fresh local bread) with coleslaw and crisps £6.80 Sat under a...More

Thank Samnorth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my partner spent my birthday in North Yorkshire and, since I was a kid I always have been fascinated by birds of prey. This centre is a marvelous initiative that not only provides a very high level of entertainment for all ages, lots...More

Thank Federico M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyable and educational flying display. Some fantastic birds amongst lovely surroundings. Great day.

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April 23, 2018|
Response from Charlie H | Property representative |
We have a number of experiences where you can spend one on one time with a range of trained birds - and to fly them too
April 23, 2018|
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Response from Misuel | Reviewed this property |
No. The birds are controlled by the expert handlers. You may be lucky to have one fly near you when watching the demonstrations
carol h
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Charlie H | Property representative |
Not inside the centre but they are welcome in the surrounding parkland