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Chester Falconry & Nature Gardens

Chester Cathedral, 12 Abbey Square, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HU

Tel: 01244 699053

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About Us

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*



Road Directions

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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • EJG1976
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th June 2018
    Took my children during the school holidays and they absolutely loved it! They can't wait to go back! The staff were really informative, dealt brilliantly with endless questions being fired at them... Read full review
  • Kat1376
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Great place - great value for money
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th June 2018
    Very close to the Chester Cathedral, I went to one of the performances of birds (14:00 I believe). We were shown several birds in flight and received a lot of explanations about them. After the show... Read full review
  • HandB187069
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Falconry, Feeding and Fun
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 11th June 2018
    Bought as a present we were thrilled with this experience. A 2 hour hands on introduction to birds of prey and falconry in a wonderful setting. First part not for the squeamish - yes birds of prey... Read full review



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  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Outstanding Customer Service Award 2016 MC Outstanding Customer Service Award 2016 2016

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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

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