National Centre for Birds of Prey

(Yorkshire Attractions)

Duncombe Park
YO62 5EB
0844 7422035

Situated at the magnificent Duncombe Park estate in Helmsley within the world famous North York Moors National Park. 


Open seven days a week from the 28th January to the 24th December. Many of the birds take to the skies in spectacular flying demonstrations, or are part of important breeding projects. From the tiny terrestrial Burrowing Owl to the mighty and majestic Steller's Sea Eagle the National Centre for Birds of Prey houses the largest collection of birds of prey in the north of England.

The flying demonstrations are the highlight of a visit - there are three flying areas, one of them indoors, so whatever the weather you will get the chance to see the birds fly free.

Admission to the Centre also includes admission in to the surrounding 300 acres of parkland. There are 2 marked trails and it's a wonderful place for a stroll or a dog walk.

There are a number of different bird of prey experiences with various different species. The Owl Experience, the Raptor Experience and the Hawk Hike all give the opportunity to handle and fly some of our birds.

The Centre is a great place for photography, and and even better place to host Photography Days! There is a large collection of spectacular raptors, many of them out of doors and accessible at close range.

The Owl House Cafe is open daily for drinks, snacks and meals.

With 50 aviaries to wander around, expect to spend 2 - 3 hours here, although many of our visitors spend all day! Check out the website for details of the Winter Owl Evenings, the annual Raptor Fair and other special events.

0713 0239eburrowing owlDusky Emperor our Grey Buzzard Eagle flying in a demoInowashi Stellers Sea Eagle 4richard lower pic of stellers and me


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