- Posted August 9, 2014 by
Kure Beach, North Carolina
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Dunrobin Castle and Falconry
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!