Master falconry in Coniston

Coniston Hotel

Skipton, West Yorkshire

There are few more noble pursuits as thrilling as falconry… and you can get up close to birds of prey at the Coniston Hotel outside Skipton.

The hotel, in a gorgeous setting on a 1,400-acre estate overlooking Coniston Lake is a great place to try our this amazing sport.

Its Falconry Centre is one of the finest in Northern England and home to an amazing array of eagles, owls, hawks and falcons.

Learn about their abilities from knowledgeable instructors. There are several experiences to choose from, and they include bird interaction and handling.

They range from owl and hawk experiences to the chance to see a magnificent white-tailed sea eagle in flight. Hunting experiences, where you venture out with the birds on a hunting expedition, are available in season from October to January.

These experiences are great for individuals and small groups. Bespoke corporate days can be catered for.

If you’re looking to stay overnight, the hotel has refined rooms with country views, and some provide balconies or terraces. It’s also home to a gourmet restaurant offering British fare and a rustic-chic bar.

Other on-site activities include cycling, clay pigeon shooting, 4×4 driving and fishing.

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