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    Posted August 9, 2014 by
    Kure Beach, North Carolina
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    Bonny Scotland

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    Dunrobin Castle and Falconry

    Dunrobin Castle is a beautiful estate home in Highland Scotland, in the area known as Sutherland. Dunrobin Castle is the family seat of the Earl of Sutherland and the Clan Sutherland. It is north of Golspie, and a few miles south of Brora, overlooking the Dornoch Firth.

    There are 189 rooms to clean in this castle. Inspired by french architecture, the castle has been restored several times due to fire, a nemesis of many castles.

    The nearly 1,400 acres of very formal gardens also mirror the french influence.

    It was in these formal gardens that were were able to watch a display in the ancient art of falconry. Falconry is basically a hunting method utilizing birds of prey.

    The falconer has many birds of prey in his demonstration, from massive golden and steppe eagles, to goshawks and peregrine falcons to owls. The falconer's son was helping his father during the demonstration and there was a film crew there as we watched. An incredible experience in a gorgeous setting!
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