The sport of kings in an idyllic setting with a private local guide
The noble art of falconry is still practiced by a select few dedicated individuals who become hooked on this ancient "sport" with its origins in far distant history. It takes a special attitude with a feeling for wild nature and years of training to handle and fly these magnificent creatures. You will hold and fly many of these superb birds guided by experts for whom it is their life.
Pick up at Edinburgh hotel, drive over iconic Forth Bridges, brief visits to falconry center in the hills. Demonstration and private training sessions. Flying various rare birds for about 3 hours.
Drive back to Edinburgh hotel via ancient town of Dumfermline with 12th century Abbey, burial place of Scottish Royalty.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up from an Edinburgh hotel.
End location: Drop off at an Edinburgh hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
Weather is a factor but it is unlikely to cause cancellation unless strong winds.
Land Rover Discovery SUV. Most spacious with up to 4 people but can comfortably seat 6 passengers by arrangement if required.
All guiding and driving costs for up to 6 people. Collection and return to an Edinburgh hotel and driving to the falconry center set in perfect hilly countryside. Additional visits to other attractions if time permits.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 GBP - Lunch and refreshments available nearby.
Approximately £200 per person direct payment for the falconry experience for approximately 3 hours. This includes the handling and flying of many rare and expensive birds. This is a far better experience than some more commercial operators.