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International Centre for Birds of Prey

Barn owl in flight
Once more under the direction of Jemima Parry-Jones, the Centre has undergone a substantial facelift and everything has been upgraded. Please come to visit.

The International Centre for Birds of Prey is situated on the outskirts of Newent, Gloucestershire.

It is home to the most significant Birds of Prey Collection in the world.

Bird of prey feeding on ground
There are 110 aviaries and about 85 species ranging from the huge eagles and vultures, through to the tiniest of owls.

Falcons, hawks, buzzards, kites, caracaras and secretary birds all live and breed here in Gloucestershire.

The aviaries are barn like structures and house the breeding birds in great comfort regardless of the weather.

Bird of prey in flight against blue sky

Hawk Walk

The Hawk Walk where the trained birds live was rebuilt for our 30th Anniversary and opened by HRH Princess Royal in September 1997.

Bird of prey in flight

This area gives superb photo opportunities with birds only a few feet away and no wire. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and delighted to answer questions.

Snowy owl flying in front of snowy background


There are wonderful gardens with plants, shrubs, trees and seasonal planting. The flying ground is shaded by two walnut trees and approached by a new tree arbour, daily flying demonstrations take place here. Please telephone for dates and times.

Autumn trees

Experience days, courses, corporate days and evenings are held throughout the year.

We also run short, half day courses for adults and children which give an exciting introduction to the world of falconry.

Bird of prey with wings outstretched

Please telephone for details. Special tours for schools and groups.

Owl with fluffy feathers
Bird of Prey swooping down to water

General Information:

  • Education centre
  • Full access for disabled visitors 
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities 
  • Picnic areas 
  • Children's play area 
  • Cafe 
  • Shop 
  • Free coach & car parking

Yellow and Orange Owl Eyes in a mass of feathers

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9 miles north west of Gloucester on the B4215 or 5 minutes from junction 3 of the M50. From Newent follow the brown signs.

If following your satnav from Newent, it will indicate that you have arrived about 600m before you get to the Centre. Just keep going until you see the sign over the car park on the left

International Centre for Birds of Prey Postcode for SatNav: GL18 1JJ


01531 820286/821581
+44 (0)1531 821 389

Boulsdon House
GL18 1JJ

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