Discover exciting Falconry experiences

The Falconry Mews at Dalhousie Castle are now widely acknowledged to provide the finest falconry packages in Scotland.

Castle Falconry

Scottish falconry was an essential pastime of the nobility and would have been practiced on horseback within the grounds of Dalhousie Castle. It was common to organise hunting with hawks trips as a way of entertaining important guests, who would frequently bring their own falcons and falconers with them.

Falconry has returned to Dalhousie Castle at the award-winning on-site mews, just 2 minutes walk from the Castle itself. Dalhousie Castle Falconry provides a selection of exciting falconry packages within the Castle grounds, as well as Hunting with Hawks days in the Scottish countryside. We are pleased to offer a selection of specialised packages for weddings and corporate groups, such as Wedding Ring Deliveries by owl and Teambuilding days.

Summer Opening Hours:
April to October: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Last full length falconry appointment: 3:00pm.
Last Archery appointment: 4:00pm

Winter Opening Hours:

November to March: 9.30am to 3.00pm


Activities at the Falconry:


Archery - Try your hand at the medieval sport of archery using our recurve bows. Hit the target with the guidance of our instructor! £40.00 per person. (1.15 hours)


Hawk Walk - Fly one of our agile hawks to your gloved hand as you walk around the grounds of Dalhousie Castle - a walk with a difference.  £40.00 per person. (45 minutes)


Mixed Hour - Come and fly one of our graceful owls, then experience the beauty of one of our raptors! A great introduction to the birds here at the Falconry.  £55.00 per person. (1 hour)


Owl Encounter - Come and fly thereof our wonderful owls! Witness their grace and elegance as they silently glide onto your gloved hand. An unforgettable experience!  £65.00 per person. (1.5 hours)


The Ultimate Falconry Experience – Enjoy some bird of prey fun! Fly a mixture of graceful owls and rapid raptors with a chance to get up close and personal with these beautiful birds. An experience you won't forget!  £85.00 per person. (2.5 hours)



Castle Accommodation Guests Special Offers until 31st of March:


The Winter Special - Fly one of our amazing raptors and experience the magnificence of one of our owls, then meet the rest of our birds and have a handling session. Why not hold our eagle, or perhaps our cheeky raven too?! £60.00 per person. (1.5 hours)


Archery - Try your hand at the medieval sport of archery using our recurve bows! Hit the target with the guidance of our instructors. Just £30.00 per person. (1.15 hours)

Dalhousie Castle Falconry welcomes children and we are disabled friendly.

As well as our selection of packages, we are always happy to offer bespoke packages tailored to meet your every requirement. Please discuss your needs with one of our Falconers who will be happy to help you. Bookings can be made by telephone, email, or in person at the Mews with our friendly and professional team of Falconers. You can check what to wear and our cancellation policy here.

Reservations, please telephone 01875 825 728