National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley

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Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Visit a collection of over 100 owls, eagles, hawks, vultures, and falcons at National Centre for Birds of Prey, all in the setting of Duncombe Park. Catch one of the several daily flight shows, or glimpse birds completing flight training on the lawns between shows. You can view birds housed in three roofed aviaries, or come within a few feet of the currently-in-training birds living in the hawk walk. Plan your visit to National Centre for Birds of Prey and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Helmsley trip itinerary maker website.
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  • Excellent visit , very knowledgeable staff and more than willing to talk about the birds . A wide range of birds on display and the best flying display I have ever attended . Set in a fantastic...  more »
  • My husband and I did the Raptor morning experience. We thoroughly enjoyed it, the best activity of our holiday in North Yorkshire. The staff were amazing very helpful and willing to answer any...  more »
  • Fabulous Charlie the head man friendly engaging knowledgeable and the birds AMAZING.Didnt think you would get so close to some of them. So many different owls and they all looked pristine. Met a lovely volunteer equally helpful. Refreshments midway very nice and very well organised 're covid. Highlight the demonstrations when the birds flew and how .Then there are the gorgeous little burrowing owls .Cannot recommend more highly .
  • Excellent Bird of Prey Centre. Went for the Raptor Fair 2020 and even though a lot of other events were getting cancelled these guys moved heaven and earth to, not only get this show on but also, make it fantastic. The flying displays were excellent, the star of the show for us was Natalie's little Merlin however I was very impressed with the showmanship of the NCBP staff on the mic.

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