Falconry at Bovey Castle

Martin Whitley’s falconry school, Dartmoor Hawking, comes to the five star Bovey Castle to share the thrill of seeing his exceptional collection of birds, ranging from tiny owls to Artemis and Rosie, Bovey Castle’s eagles. Experience the true art of falconry with expert guidance from our internationally-renowned falconer.

There’s also the opportunity to spend the morning with some spectacular birds in Bovey Castle’s Bird of Prey Experience, or the Falconry Experience. You’ll even get to fly a variety of different birds of prey, observe their individual characteristics and see first hand the wonderful partnership that exists between falconers and their birds. From eagles to owls, our falconry display at Bovey Castle is a truly magical experience for those young and old!

 

Pre-booking for Bird of Prey and Falconry experience is required.

 

 

book online Terms & Conditions
Falconry displays will be performed weather permitting. Current social distancing guidelines will be followed strictly. Residential guests only. Please be aware that the Falconry and Bird of Prey Experience is subject to a cancellation notice period of 48 hours prior to booking time, full payment will be required if cancelled after this period.

The Detail

Falconry Display 

Time: 10.00am (Sunday-Friday)

Experience how the Dartmoor Hawking performs professional falconry displays at Bovey Castle. Admire these birds of prey as they soar through the sky, displaying a breath-taking demonstration whilst the falconer gives an educational commentary.

Price: 
Complimentary for all residential guests
No booking required.

Location: Terrace outside The Great Western Restaurant

 

 

Bird of Prey Experience

 

Time: 60 – minutes (approx)

You will have the opportunity to fly a variety of different birds of prey here on the Bovey Castle estate, observe their individual characteristics and see close up the wonderful partnership that exists between falconers and their birds. You will get the chance to hold the smaller birds including the owl and hawks before the handler flies them across the lake.

Minimum of 2 guests.
Booking required.

Price:
£55.00 per adult
£35.00 per child (14 years and under) (children must be accompanied by paying adults)
Family group rate: (2 adults 2 children) £150, £35pp any age for additional person, (up to 6 people).

For larger groups please enquire.

 

 

Falconry Experience

Time: 2.5 hours (approx)

Experience the true art of falconry with expert guidance from our internationally-renowned falconer.

A hands-on falconry session with Martin Whitley lasts approximately 2 and a half hours; starting with an introduction to the various types of birds of prey he cares for. You will then move on to flying owls, working with high-speed falcons and the highlight of the session – the eagles. This is down by our castle lakes so a great photo opportunity to capture these amazing birds with a stunning backdrop. You will also get the chance for a short woodland walk with the hawks.

Minimum of 2 guests. Minimum age of 16 years old.
Booking required.

Price:
£100.00 per person.
Group of up to 6 people, £475.

For larger groups please enquire.