Mention 'Shuttleworth' and most people immediately think of aeroplanes. That's not surprising, for Shuttleworth is home to one of the world's great collections of vintage and historic flying machines tracing the history of flight back to its very beginnings. The Shuttleworth Collection is located at the Old Warden Aerodrome, one of the few aerodromes still using grass runways. In addition to the aircraft displays, There are vintage motorcycles and steam engines, plus vintage automobiles and motorcycles. Shuttleworth is home to the Birds of Prey Centre and the English School of Falconry, where you can see owls, hawks, falcons, vultures, eagles, and other birds of prey from around the world. And that's not all, for Shuttleworth also hosts Swiss Garden, a 10-acre Victorian garden surrounding a small Swiss-style cottage. Whew! That's a lot to see on one site!
Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, SG18 9EP
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