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Leeds Castle Falconry Experience

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL

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Leeds Castle in Kent, celebrated as ‘The Loveliest Castle in the World,’ also offers a unique Falconry Experience within its magnificent 500-acre estate. This immersive experience allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most majestic birds of prey, against the stunning backdrop of the castle and its surrounding landscapes. The Falconry Experience at Leeds Castle is designed to educate and fascinate, offering insights into the ancient art of falconry, which has been practiced for over 4,000 years. Participants have the opportunity to handle and fly a variety of birds, including owls, falcons, and hawks, under the guidance of experienced falconers. This hands-on approach not only provides a deeper understanding of these magnificent creatures but also highlights the importance of conservation efforts. In addition to the interactive sessions, the experience includes demonstrations that showcase the birds’ natural behaviors and hunting techniques, offering a rare glimpse into their world. The serene and natural setting of Leeds Castle provides the perfect backdrop for these breathtaking displays, enhancing the overall experience. The Falconry Experience at Leeds Castle is more than just an activity; it’s an educational journey that brings history, nature, and wildlife conservation together. It’s suitable for all ages, making it an ideal adventure for families, bird enthusiasts, or anyone looking to experience the beauty and majesty of birds of prey in a historic English setting.


Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL


Free On-Site Parking

Opening Hours

See website for opening hours

Paid for Entry (Booking Required)

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Map & Directions

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL
Free On-Site Parking
Directions & Travel Info:
7 miles east of Maidstone, Junction 8 of the M20 motorway just 1 hour from London, 30 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and Channel Ports.


We can’t wait to welcome you to Leeds Castle! Our staff are always happy to help our visitors, so please do not hesitate to ask for assistance and information. Wheelchairs are available on loan free of charge, subject to availability.