Roman Falconry

Birds of prey from a heritage perspective

Mortimer the Peregrine Falcon

Dates

Saturday 24 August

Visitor information

Donations welcome, free entry 

Schedule 

11am - mews tent open for viewing

12pm - 12.45pm - flying displays – falconry across the Empire, Saker and Lanner falcons

2pm -2.45pm - flying displays – falconry in Roman Britain, the flight of the Peregrine

3pm - event ends 

Please note displays are weather dependent - talks will replace displays if inclement, every display is different.

About

Join Albion Historical Falconry and their talented birds of prey to discover more about the Roman mythology of birds.

During the falconry displays there'll be demonstrations  of how hawks and falcons hunt in the air and on the ground. You'll also discover how early Britons used birds of prey for hunting, trading, forging alliances, intimidating enemies and controlling nature. 

You can visit the mews tent to get up close to the stationary birds. The falconers will be on hand to answer any questions.