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Chester Falconry & Nature Gardens

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Chester Cathedral
12 Abbey Square

Tel: 01244 699053

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Chester Falconry & Nature Gardens


Chester Cathedral  Falconry and Nature Gardens is a fun-packed family attraction in the city centre.

Prepare to be amazed as our cathedral falconers fly their birds of prey in a  breathtaking display - surrounded by the beautiful cathedral gardens. The site entrance fee allows you to explore the centre and the nature gardens, visit the birds of prey and reptiles and watch our daily outdoor flying displays. You can even leave the centre, explore Chester and return for more fun in the same day!

-  Daily flying displays including falcons, kestrels, eagles,  owls and vulture (weather dependent)

-  Handle the birds and talk to our expert team

-  Explore natural habitats in our nature gardens and learn about making your own garden a wildlife paradise

-  Book a falconry experience for an up close and personal encounter


Onsite facilities include:

-  Snack bar & picnic area where you’re welcome to bring your own packed lunch

-  Gift shop

-  Toilets and baby changing

-  Disabled access to all areas

*Flying displays start from 12.30pm*




  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Gee Y
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    hidden gem
    5 of 5 stars
    this was a perfect day out for me and my boyfriend, he loves birds! and weve even gone back with our nice and nephew (4 and 2) and they absolutely loved it! costs pennies and it does an amazing bird... Read full review
  • David K
    Sunderland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A winged delight
    5 of 5 stars
    The staff are very friendly . . . great with small children . . . and very knowledgeable. They clearly have both passion and rapour with the birds which are well cared for. Read full review
  • Laura G
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    While walking through Chester, we stumbled across this (slightly) hidden gem near the Cathedrial. It was rather windy so not all the birds were to be seen that day - which I completely respect due to... Read full review



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Located on the Dean's Field.  Entrance is adjacent to the Roman Wall off Abbey Street.

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Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* April to October 10am - 5pm
November to March 10am - 4pm


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