Battlefield Falconry Centre - Things to Know Before Visiting
Battlefield 1403, Shrewsbury SY4 3DB, UK
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About Battlefield Falconry Centre
Battlefield Falconry Centre has a wonderful collection of over 30 birds, and a good variety of species of owl, hawk, and falcon. There is a Hawk Walk, a Bird of Prey Experience, and a Bird Handling session to choose from, all of which give older kids a chance to get close to, and even fly some beautiful birds. Full training and equipment are provided, plus some interesting information about the birds from the experienced falconer.
Attractions Near Battlefield Falconry Centre
Haughmond Abbey is a ruined 12th-century Augustinian abbey in a lovely rural setting. The abbey roots go back to the 11th century when a small religious community was established here. The buildings fell into disrepair and the church was largely destroyed, although the remains of some of the domestic buildings remain impressive. The site is now in the care of English Heritage and is open to the public during the summer.
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings is the world’s first iron-framed building and forerunner of today’s skyscrapers. One of the most important buildings of the industrial revolution, it reflects a time when Shropshire led the way in engineering. Abandoned and derelict for 30 years, restoration work is now taking place to save this remarkable industrial building and to bring the site back into use as a centre for culture and creative industries.
Shrewsbury Prison is a recently decommissioned Victorian jail where you can walk in the footsteps of our social history and listen whilst an ex prison officer shines a light on what life was like for both the incarcerated and those who guarded them through the ages. It is now open to the public as an interactive tourism destination, The Campbell Group runs guided tours, ghost tours and various activities throughout the 4 acre-site.
Haughmond Hill is a large woodland that is very popular with dog walkers and visitors wanting easy walks with nice views. It has many rough paths, two surfaced trails and a good car park. The hill has several dubious connections with the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. Queen Eleanor's Bower is a small enclosure on the hill from which the wife of Henry IV of England supposedly watched the battle's progress.
The Soldiers of Shropshire Museum at Shrewsbury Castle houses spectacular military collections charting nearly 300 years of British Army evolution, seen through the eyes of the Shropshire Soldier. The Museum is also home to the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire's Collection and a Modern Army Display. The Museum has one of the most complete and comprehensive Regimental Collections in the UK.
Shrewsbury Castle is a medieval castle located in the county town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, England. It is built out of red sandstone and stands on a hill in the neck of the meander of the River Severn. The castle was a royal castle until the time of Elizabeth I, but it was Henry II and Edward I who were both responsible for major programmes of building and the structure we see today.
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Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.