Official Tourist Board Website
Call us today! 01723 383636

Refine your search

Type of Venue

 

Location

 

Facilities

 

Or Venue Name

 
 

image for Animal Event item typeMedieval Falconry at Byland Abbey

  • York Pass
  • Welcome To Yorkshire Member

Animal Event, Sun 22 - Wed 25 Oct 2017

ENGLISH HERITAGE, YORK PASS, WTY MEMBER

Byland Abbey, Nr Helmsley - Medieval Falconry

Byland Abbey, Nr Helmsley - Medieval Falconry

Details

Watch beautiful birds of prey in close action and discover how birds of the chase featured in the teachings of the medieval church. Discover how hawks generated income for abbeys, the bishops who broke vows over hawks, dedications and pilgrimages to heal sick falcons, plus how some birds were thought to carry the light of God and others branded evil and immoral.

Flying displays at 11.30am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm (weather permitting).

Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs available

Children welcome

Family friendly activities and resources.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 22 - Wed 25 Oct 2017 11:00 to 16:00
Watch beautiful birds of prey in close action and discover how birds of the chase featured in
the teachings of the medieval church. Discover how hawks generated income for abbeys, the
bishops who broke vows over hawks, dedications and pilgrimages to heal sick falcons, plus
how some birds were thought to carry the light of God and others branded evil and immoral.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Yorkshire Abbey Season
Sat 30 Sep - Sun 1 Oct Yorkshire Abbey Season
Sun 22 - Wed 25 Oct Medieval Falconry

Contact

English Heritage

0370 331183

Address

Byland Abbey,
Coxwold,
York,
YO61 4BD

Location

Directions

See location of Byland Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 548788  Lat: 54.20203 Long: -1.16142

2 miles south of A170 between Thirsk and Helmsley near Coxwold village.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Family friendly activities and resources.