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Galloway Red Kite Trail

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Bellymack Hill Farm, Laurieston, Scotland
+44 1556 670464
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The kites are impressive

You need to get there early to get a seat. The kites gather long before feeding time and circle... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marian B
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
LUNCH WITH THE KITES

If you are anyway interested in birds then take yourself into the Galloway Hills to Bellymack Hill... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
Eddie W
,
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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Bellymack Hill Farm, Laurieston, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You need to get there early to get a seat. The kites gather long before feeding time and circle above you - I counted around a hundred at one time. You see them pretty close up when they swoop down to feed - well worth...More

Thank Marian B
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

If you are anyway interested in birds then take yourself into the Galloway Hills to Bellymack Hill Farm. On arrival there is nothing much to get excited about apart from one of the best bits of carrot cake i have ever tasted. ( nice and...More

Thank Eddie W
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

If you are a birder or just interested in seeing something different visit this place. The farmer has done a splendid job of building a site that is educational for kids and a good experience for adults if you are into birds. Pleasant place to...More

Thank mark h
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Although interesting to spend 30 minutes watching red kites ride the currents, fly over the farm and swoop down to feed, I felt the £5 charge per person in order to do so is a bit excessive. According to the information, the charge includes being...More

Thank Jane G
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in friars carse hotel and then went touring and went to the kite trail and after 2 mins saw a beautiful kite truly amazing birds.

Thank timba1956
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Didn't expect much when arrived as we were early and the place was empty. When the Ranger arrived and started setting things up things got better. More people arrived just before feeding time and got quite busy. If you are into wildlife then this is...More

Thank kilfinan
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

very peaceful location. we were unlucky as a local farmer had just cut his field so the kites had a good feed, however we saw probably 50 or more flying low, and about 5 swooped down to eat, quite spectacular.the lady informed us that because...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

We had seen Red Kites while out and about on holiday in the area but just the odd one. My husband's parents took us to this feeding station and the sight of about 80 Red Kites swooping down for the food was absolutely incredible. It...More

Thank jmmbg4
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the feeding station today and it was fantastic despite it being a bit overcast and drizzle. There were about 50 red kites there today. They started swarming overhead and sitting in the trees about 30 mins before the 2pm feeding. The man that...More

Thank Kazren84
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Not long ago, red kites were very rare in the UK having been persecuted to near extinction. However, they have been successfully reintroduced into this part of Scotland and the feeding station at Bellymack Farm is definitely the best place to see them up close....More

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£5 definitely worth it
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