Open daily except Saturdays, April 1 to September 30:
10:00am to 4:00pm (3pm after 20 October)
Last entry is 1 hour before closing.
Group rates also available, see centre's website for details.
Set within 3 acres of the Inner Park of Appuldurcombe House, the Isle of Wight Owl and Falconry Centre features aviaries of Owls, Falcons, Hawks, Vultures, Kites and Eagles. The highlight of any visit, however, must be the dramatic flying displays. These last about 45 mintues and are accompanied by an informative commentary. If the weather is good, a selection of the Centre's birds will perform over the attractive downland of the Appuldurcombe Valley. At certain displays, a demonstration of falconry from horseback will also be given. If the weather is wet, the displays move indoors into the Old Brew House where they are combined with the latest video technology. The Centre is thus an all-weather attraction.
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Free car park
Cafe serves lunches and hot and cold drinks.
No dogs allowed in Falconry Centre. Dogs on leads are permitted elsewhere in the House and Grounds.
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
Flying displays usually at 10:45am, 11:45am, and 2:00pm, but subject to variation. Displays last about 45 minutes and content varies with weather conditions. On wet days the displays are held indoors.
Eagle Mountain display featuring Bald Eagle fishing and Steppe Eagle at full speed. Daily except Saturdays.
Falconry courses, from 1 to 5 days, residential and non-residential. See centre's website for details.
Appuldurcombe House and Grounds, a partly restored 18th century baroque house set in 11 acres of ornamental grounds
How To Get There:
Take the A3020 south and then east towards Shanklin and through the village of Godshill. A little over 1 mile after leaving Godshill, turn right at crossroads onto the B3327 towards Wroxhall and Ventnor. Continue into Wroxhall village. Follow the signs to Appuldurcombe House to turn right into minor road shortly after entering the village. As you leave the built-up area, the road will turn right and the entrance to the House will be ahead of you; continue along the old drive to the Centre.
From Ryde, Sandown, and Shanklin:
Take the A3055 south through Sandown and into Shanklin. Continue through the town centre, then turn right onto the A3020 towards Godshill and Newport. Follow this road for about 2 miles, then turn left onto the B3327 towards Wroxhall and Ventnor. Continue into Wroxhall village, and follow the signs to Appuldurcombe House, as described above (from Newport).
Take the B3327 north to and into the village of Wroxhall. Near the far end of the village follow the signs to Appuldurcombe House to turn left onto a minor road. As you leave the built-up area, the road will turn right and the entrance to the House will be ahead of you; continue along the old drive to the Centre.
Appuldurcombe House is also accessible by footpath through fields from Godshill village (approx. 1-2 miles, and hilly).
Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014