Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

Lowther Castle & Gardens, Penrith, CA10 2HH
Lowther Castle

Lowther Castle

The grounds of Lowther Castle provide a beautiful setting for the Lakeland Bird Of Prey Centre. Located within its own walled garden, this sanctuary is home to 150 birds including: falcons, buzzards, kites, owls, and eagles, both native to the UK and from further afield.

The centre is close to the entrance to Lowther Castle so it’s worth considering combining a visit to the two attractions to make a full day out.

Planning Your Visit

Contact Details:
01931 712 746 / Website
Please see official website
Seasonal Opening:
Apr-Nov Only

Things To See

Buzzard, Bird of Prey

Buzzard, Bird of Prey

You can wander through the large collection of aviaries, each one set up to cater for the occupants needs. It’s best to arrive an hour or two before 2pm when the flight demonstration takes place to give you the opportunity to view all of the aviaries.

The centre aims to conserve these majestic creatures and in addition to a rescue and rehabilitation programme they also have breeding programmes so at certain times of the year you may be able to meet some chicks.

At 2pm you are invited to sit and watch a two-hour flight demonstration where various birds are encouraged to demonstrate their flying skills. If you are lucky, you may be chosen to have one of the birds land on your (gloved) arm.

Useful Information

On site there is the delightfully quaint Walled Garden Vintage Tea Room. Here you will find a selection of tempting home baked treats, as well as light meals with a good selection of vegetarian and vegan alternatives.

The centre is wheelchair accessible throughout, however, guide dogs are not permitted in the centre due to the distress that their presence would cause the birds.

There is a small gift shop on site where you buy souvenirs to support the work of the centre.


A 20% discount is available for groups of ten or more.


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