International Centre for Birds of Prey



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Something of a hidden gem, the Centre houses over 200 birds of prey, including Eagles, hawks, owls, vultures, kites, buzzards and falcons. There are three different flying demonstrations per day what ever the weather, offering great photo opportunities. There are also handling experience days for those wanting to get beak to beak with birds and fly them. ICBP is the oldest bird of prey centre in the UK. Wheelchair and pushchair friendly with hard paths all round. There are also some wonderful gardens to enjoy, a cafe and shop, and walks through the woods.

International Centre for Birds of Prey
Boulsdon House, NEWENT, GL18 1JJ


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Falconry & Photography tours available, pre-booking required
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open daily 10.30-5.30 (or dusk if earlier). Closed Dec-Jan

About the area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.


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