National Centre for Birds of Prey

About National Centre for Birds of Prey

Hidden away in the veteran oak woodland and rolling parkland of Duncombe Park is the largest collections of birds of prey on the north of England.

Lanner Falcon - Copyright Steve Race, Yorkshire Coast Nature

Housed in over 50 spacious enclosures you’ll find everything from tiny owls to the world’s largest eagles.

Baby owls

The captive breeding programme concentrates on the breeding of declining and endangered species.

There is a team of trained birds who fly freely for our visitors every day.

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Accessible public toilet

With transfer space to the side, handrails and emergency call system.


Wheelchair accessible. Special dietary requirements catered for.

Assistance dogs not admitted

As a zoo, assistance dogs are not admitted but shop staff are happy to dog sit well-behaved guide dogs whilst you are inside.

For more information on accessibility, please go to


National Centre for Birds of Prey provides a range of facilities to offer you a fantastic day out

Getting here

Contact us

Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB.
Tel 01439 772080.
Email National Centre for Birds of Prey


Adjacent to Duncombe Park Estate car park.

Public transport

The nearest bus stop is in Helmsley – a 12 minute walk away.

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