Choosing from a morning or afternoon falconry session, guests will begin with a tea or coffee each before heading to the hotel's surrounding fields and woodlands. Groups will get acquainted with the resident falcons, hawks, owls and other birds of prey, learning about each species' traits and personalities before having a go at flying them. Either before or after their feathery learnings, guests can warm up with home made soup and a roll each. Those feeling lavish can even make a mini-break out of it, adding an overnight stay in a classic double or twin room for a reduced rate of £99.
Choose from the following options for falconry with lunch:
- £26 for one person (63% off)
- £52 for two people (63% off)
A family-run snug in the Yorkshire Dales, The Coniston Hotel is a four-star venue offering open fires and cosy rooms as well as outdoor activities. The falconry is home to 25 resident birds, while off-road driving experiences, clay-pigeon shooting and mountain biking make for an adrenaline boost. Inside, guests can tuck in to locally sourced cuisine in Macleod's restaurant, while a rustic and traditional bar serves bitters and visiting real ales, as well as a menu of malt whiskeys. Meanwhile, rooms are colourful and contemporary, offering sweeping views over the 1,400 acres of grounds, and beyond.
The Coniston Hotel has racked up an impressive average rating of 4.5/5 star on TripAdvisor, as well as a certificate of excellence for 2013. Many guests raved about the tranquil and picturesque grounds, any many mentioned the open fires and cosy atmosphere in the restaurant and bar areas. Special mention was also reserved for the welcoming nature of the staff, and their professional customer service.
Details verified 05/11/2013.
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The Coniston Hotel
Skipton, NORTH YORKSHIRE BD23 4EAGet Directions