Falconry is the ancient art of hunting with birds of prey.
A visit to Dunrobin Castle now includes daily birds of prey flying demonstrations at 11.30am, and 2.00pm on the Castle lawn. See spectacular shows featuring golden eagles and peregrine falcons, both resident birds in the Scottish Highlands. Learn more about other local birds of prey as well as the ancient art of falconry. Additional attractions include more exotic species such as the South American Chilean Blue Eagle and European Eagle owl.
Andy Hughes, our professional resident Falconer demonstrates and explains the different hunting methods used by owls, hawks and falcons in a series of fascinating aerobatic displays. Visitors are encouraged to hold, fly and feed these wonderful birds of prey and every show creates superb photographic opportunities. Birds of prey and Falconer are available until 3 pm every day photographs.
Falconry was originally developed as a means of hunting fast or difficult prey as food for the table, and is still practiced for this purpose in many parts of the world today.
To train one of these fierce and fabulous wild birds is a long and difficult process and requires patience, expertise and dedication. Dunrobin Castle is proud to be able showcase this ancient art.