Castle Falconer


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Meet Jean Simon, the Castle Falconer, and his hawk Sovereign.


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Mont Orgueil Castle


Tuesdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm

Meet Jean Simon, the Castle Falconer, and his hawk Sovereign.

Discover how Jean Simon cares for and trains his birds of prey and watch him perform the fascinating skills of medieval falconry.  Learn about the significant part that falconry played in Tudor Life in and around the Castle grounds.

Learn what a ‘hoodwinked’ or a ‘haggard’ bird is, and who is a ‘cadger’ or a ‘boozer’. You’ll find Jean Simon and Sovereign awaiting your presence in the Middle Ward.

If you are going to Mont Orguiel Castle to see the falconer, please call ahead to ensure there is a performance +44 (0) 1534 853292