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Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens

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What a lovely place to visit. The staff were very friendly and informative. Amazing value for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clare H
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Rhuddlan, Wales, United Kingdom
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A MUST visit

This experience from start to finish is excellent.Firstly is the great photo opportunity to take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
210angie
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York, United Kingdom
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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
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St Werburgh Street, Chester CH1 2HU, England
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+44 1244 699053
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. The staff were very friendly and informative. Amazing value for money. Cannot recommend it enough!!

Thank Clare H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience from start to finish is excellent.Firstly is the great photo opportunity to take snaps of among others falcons,hawks owls and a black vulture with the staff encouraging you to hold the birds.Next is the flying display, with audience participation,which is run by a...More

Thank 210angie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was quite good there is a lovely little garden area to look around and it is over looked by the city walls. the bird display was really good, very informative about the birds and there natural habitat.

Thank dickymint220
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£5 per adult very much worth it. To see such marvellous birds in action is a beautiful sight. The handlers allowed us both to told one of the birds and to get that sort of interaction if great.

Thank Sam I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across the centre when walking walls. The weather was good and a display was about to begin so went in. A small crowd, so we got the chance to put on a glove and stand in the middle with the falconer. She was great...More

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A superb 2 hour plus experience for my sons 6th birthday. Peter the falconer was engaging and patient. My son and his friends were so excited and happy holding the birds and watching them fly and eat. They also held two snakes. Friendly welcoming staff...More

Thank lynnpodmore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my fiancee had a great time at the falconry centre. We both booked the falconry experience which allowed us a 1.5 hour private session with Peter the expert who has brilliant. After preparing the birds food for the experience, we then went on...More

Thank GrahamandSiobhan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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paulwick
29 March 2018|
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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
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Penny R
14 February 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
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Robynm95
10 April 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!!
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