Bird of Prey

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

A sanctuary for birds of prey set in the walled garden and parkland of Lowther Castle

Open daily from:
11.30am - 5.00pm - April to November

Flying Demonstrations 2pm to 4pm
(weather permitting)

Lowther, Near Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HH
Telephone: 01931 712746 - email:

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  A large collection of hawks, eagles, falcons and owls from around the world, plus a selection of Antiques, Vintage Wares and Hand Crafted Locally made gifts.   Flying demonstrations daily (Weather permitting). Favourites flown include: Flo the Bald Eagle, Andy the Peregrine, Ollie the Harris Hawk and you can have a go too – at the display, visitors have the chance to fly a bird.   Taking photographs and videos is permitted both in the walled garden and during the flying displays.
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  During your visit, why not relax in our warm tearoom and picnic area, where you can enjoy home-made cakes, scones, light lunches and freshly ground coffee.   Book yourself or a friend on an experience day - makes a great gift for birthdays or christmas. Pick up a leaflet at the admissions desk.   Our aim is to conserve birds of prey through education, breeding, research and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds. We work closely with other centres and conservation programmes both in this country and abroad to protect birds of prey from becoming endangered or extinct.
Admission Price

£8.50 adults
£7 concessions
£5 children
Under 5's free.
£23.50 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children).

Visitor Information

OwlWe offer concessionary admission to visitors with disabilities.
Disabled toilet is available.
The centre is grassed and is flat.


Under 5's are free - there is baby- changing area in ladies toilet.

Tea Room

Our tea-room also serves freshly ground coffee and traditional baking.

Gift Shop

A small range of gifts is available to suit all pockets, with all proceeds supporting the centre.

Pets & Guide dogs

No dogs or pets are allowed into the Centre.


We offer 20% discounts for all pre-booked groups of ten or more paying visitors. We welcome school parties.

Opening Times

The Centre is open every day from April to November (opening date may vary, telephone for details). Opening times: 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.


By road - the Centre is approximately 5 miles south from Penrith on the A6. Travelling south on the M6, exit by junction 40, Penrith. Travelling north on the M6, exit by junction 39 at Shap and head north on the A6 for 6 miles. On all approach routes to the Centre there are brown tourist signs. See map.

How to find us
By public transport – there is a regular bus service from Penrith and from Kendal.
British Rail – Penrith station then bus to Kendal - we are on the route.
Taxi – we will call for a taxi if you require one.