The High Weald is one of the best preserved medieval landscapes in Europe: so where better to experience the medieval art of falconry. Why not join a falconry experience day delivered in the stunning location of the moated, 15th century Herstmonceux Castle? You will be able to personally handle and fly such magnificent birds of prey as a barn owl, kestrel, harris hawk and african spotted eagle owl. See these amazing birds float and soar around you, take food from a lure or glide silently in to land on your gloved hand. All of the birds you will fly are aviary-bred and the experienced falconer leading your experience ensures safety is paramount.
Renowned for its magnificent moated building, Herstmonceux Castle is surrounded by beautiful parkland and glorious Elizabethan gardens. The Castle was originally built as a country home in the mid 15th century and embodies Late-Medieval England and the romantic air of Renaissance Europe.
The nearby Wealden village of Herstmonceux is also surrounded by history. The village name derives from the Anglo Saxon “hyrst”, which means “wooded hill”, combined with the name of the Monceaux family - who were lords of the manor in the village during the 12th century.
East Sussex Falconry is signed up to Our Land, a website that promotes businesses based in protected landscapes who have pledged to care for their local landscape and promote what is special about it.