Man and bird of prey

Castle Falconer

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


  • 2 May 2023 - 26 September 2023
  • Mont Orgueil Castle

Tuesday and Sunday / 10am to 4pm
Not 14, 28 and 30 May

Discover how Jean cares for and trains his birds of prey, and watch him perform the fascinating skills of falconry, which were important in Tudor life. Learn what a 'hoodwinked' or 'haggard' bird is, and who is a 'cadger' or a 'boozer'. You'll find Jean and Sovereign awaiting your presence in the Middle Ward.

If meeting the Castle Falconer is going to be the highlight of your trip to Mont Orgueil Castle, please call +44 (0)1534 853 292 before you visit to check that performances are confirmed for that date.


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