Share this on:
 E-mail
933
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Approved for CNN

  • Click to view De8i's profile
    Posted August 9, 2014 by
    De8i
    Location
    Kure Beach, North Carolina
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Bonny Scotland

    More from De8i

    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!
    • TAGS:

    • GROUPS:

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story