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. Large spacious car. Up to 6 passengers if required.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 GBP - Lunch and refreshments available nearby.
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We could not been more pleased and honored to be a part of the Elite Falconry tour. Seeing the work and dedication and being given a glimpse of the life of the guardians of the magnificent birds was a highlight of our trip to Scotland. Our guide Toby was timely, his vehicle large and comfortable. After our falconry he gave us a condensed tour of Edinburgh due to time constraints. We saw the old town, new town and harbortown. He was very knowledgable and provided a great historical overview.