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Argaty Red Kites

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Argaty is a must for wildlife watchers

We visited Argaty Kites on our way home from Argyll, as we often do on our way home from holiday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet H
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Billingham, United Kingdom
Lovely place - even in the rain

It has been many years since we were last here, and it has changed considerably. A proper visitor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clivel_98
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Argaty Kites on our way home from Argyll, as we often do on our way home from holiday. We booked the. New photography hide and I have to say I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The hide is very spacious for three people and offers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janet H
Argaty_redkites_13, Owner at Argaty Red Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for your lovely review. We in our turn feel humbled that you enjoy what we do so much. We are so fortunate to live in a beautiful place and to share it with others of a like mind gives us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has been many years since we were last here, and it has changed considerably. A proper visitor centre and comfortable hide with lots of kites wheeling round and swooping to the small amount of food put out to encourage them to come. We were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Argaty_redkites_13, Owner at Argaty Red Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So enjoyed meeting you and thank you for your review - it is much appreciated. The weather, sadly, is beyond our power to change..... but very glad that you enjoyed visiting us again. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Very best wishes, Lynn

Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Today we visited here to see the Red Kites being fed. We went into the hide and we were given a very informative talk by Michael who told us about the Red Kites and their reintroduction into the U.K. After placing the food on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Argaty_redkites_13, Owner at Argaty Red Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review which I will pass on to Michael. We are so glad that you enhoyed your visit - even if it was cold! They are wonderful birds and we are passionate about them, so it means a lot...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

My family stopped here on our way up to the highlands. We were a group of 4 adults, a 6 month old and a dog. Unfortunately the day we chose to visit was a typically Scottish, very wet Wednesday but we enjoyed ourselves none the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Argaty_redkites_13, Owner at Argaty Red Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit and perhaps you now have a budding baby birdwatcher! I will pass on your kind comments to Tom too. They are wonderful birds, aren't they?

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Cant rate highly enough. We phoned and booked in the morning for the afternoon visit. Phoned back to say it was very busy and the "no spaces left" sign would be at the road end but that didn't affect us. Really informative visit , kids...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Argaty_redkites_13, Owner at Argaty Red Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are so glad you all enjoyed your visit. At this time of year the feeding can be very speedy - in summer, when they are feeding chicks, they come and go for longer periods. But...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

It is a great display of red kites and seeing them all in one spot was just like they were common birds. Coming from the Yorkshire area they are quite rare. They are beautiful birds and I hope to visit again. Great for all ages...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Argaty_redkites_13, Owner at Argaty Red Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and I will pass on your kind words to Sandra. I know that she enjoyed your company in the hide that day. Look forward to seeing you here again one day, and best wishes from us all.

Reviewed 19 September 2018

controlled feeding close to the Hide so you get great views of swooping red kites which are fantastically acrobatic birds.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Argaty_redkites_13, Owner at Argaty Red Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

We never get tired of watching them! Thank you so much for your rating and your review- we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to see the birds. Best wishes from us all.

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Great for a few hours escape and the red kite were fantastic to watch, as was the buzzard that was being mobbed

Date of experience: September 2018
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Argaty_redkites_13, Owner at Argaty Red Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thanks so much or your review and rating - really glad you enjoyed your visit to see the birds. It is really interesting to watch the interaction between the different species isn't it?

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Last minute decision to try and see the kites and luckily there were spaces on the day we wanted. Both my husband and myself have mobility issues but by taking our time found the path to the hide was manageable. A small incline but nothing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Argaty_redkites_13, Owner at Argaty Red Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and I am so glad that you had such a good experience with us. We are passionate about the kites and are thrilled when others are as excited too.. Thanks so much again for the lovely review....More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

These birds are so stunning, I was able to see 12 at one which I did not expect! and the information and origin story was very informative. If you are in the area it is a great way to experience some local passion and beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Argaty_redkites_13, Owner at Argaty Red Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit and the birds - they are truly magnificent aren't they? Thank you so much for your rating and review - much appreciated.

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Susan301153
6 October 2016|
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Response from Argaty_redkites_13 | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for asking the question. We are open all day but staffed only at feeding time. When you email or ring to book in we will confirm availability and time of accompanied visit. Hope that helps
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YorkshireStav
18 January 2015|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
i don't know of anything within walking distance. they are located at the end of a narrow winding road. you might try to contact argaty kites directly. maybe they can help you. we stayed at mackeanston house in doune... More
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