Explore an exciting period when falconry developed into a stylish, sophisticated and noble sport, with flight displays and educational talks.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Explore an exciting period when falconry developed into a sophisticated and noble sport with new techniques brought back from the Crusades.
Witness these birds of prey demonstrate spectacular aerial manoeuvres in and around the castle ruins at 11:30am and 14:00pm. Displays will depend on the birds but last around 30-45mins.
Sat 18 – Sun 19 May: Saxon falconry
Sat 8 – Sun 9 June: Norman falconry
Sat 22 – Sun 23 June: Medieval falconry
Sat 29 – Sun 30 June: Medieval falconry
- Event ticket prices
|One adult family||£16.80||£15.00|
|One adult family||£18.45||£16.50|
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.
Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
Peak: 16-24 February. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 30-31 March. 6-22 and 27-28 April. 4-6, 11-12, 18-19 May. 25 May – 2 June. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 June. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 July. 24 July – 1 September. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 September. 26 October – 3 November.
Off peak: At all other times.
Under 5s: free.
Child price applies for 5-17 year olds (inclusive). Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children for the price of two adults plus one child. One adult family ticket admits one adult plus up to three children for the price of one adult plus one child. Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher with admission to the castle. Voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms.
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the Outer Bailey only.
- All shows are weather permitting.
|8 June 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|9 June 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|22 June 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|23 June 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|29 June 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|30 June 2019||10:00 - 17:00||Available|