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Abbotsbury Swannery

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Address: New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JG, England
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+44 1305 871858
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Lots of swans!

It was a bit expensive at £12, look out for vouchers we found £2 per person off in a Dorset days out leaflet. This time of year is best as very interesting with nests and cygnets... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a bit expensive at £12, look out for vouchers we found £2 per person off in a Dorset days out leaflet. This time of year is best as very interesting with nests and cygnets all over the place. Feeding time is amazing. Long walk from car park to swannery but you can have a tractor trailer ride,costs an... More 

Thank shazwebb19
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited at the right time of year as the baby swans were all hatching out of their shells. Once one starts to hatch they all arrive within 24 hours! Was also there for the feeding of they swans. They must sense when they're going to be fed as they all turn up at once.

Thank 70Maddy
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went down with friends a couple of days ago. what a fantastic expierence and the timing was good. Lots of sawns on nests still with eggs and a lot of cygnets. Also there is a tremendous amount of other birds, geese, different types of ducks and more. The young children and some older ones, up to 90 YO are... More 

Thank Iaon1967
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hopefully you bought a cheap ticket giving you reduced price for this and Sub Tropical Gardens. Large open space and go cart rides for children. May is the ideal month to go with many young birds newly hatched to see. Learn how this has become a natural home for these regal birds.

Thank David S
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to the Abbotsbury Swannery Mid-May .The place was full of swans nesting,we have never seen so many Swans,or for that matter any cygnets,we arrived in the middle of the hatching season and what a spectacular experience it was.I now have so many pictures of swans and cygnets on my mobile phone.We even got to hold... More 

Thank Cliff0705
Chatham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place never went in the abbey as it was closed time we arrived about 5.30pm. Well worth a visit lovely old village to spend a hour or so .

Thank James H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit! Lovely setting...Bird of prey talk was good with lots of Birds to see and learn about. Would visit again

Thank varuna89
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The swannery completely surpassed our expectations. We visited with our children aged 5 and 3 and we all loved it. The atmosphere is so peaceful and calm. Feeding the swans is a really special experience and its so amazing to see the cygnets along the path. The maze and go karts were also a big hit with the kids. I... More 

Thank peanutsAl
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited many years ago and again today. Really enjoyed the visit. Had forgotten how lovely it is and very fortunate to see babies.

Thank almyridafan
London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fantastic gem of a place. Only found it by picking up a magazine whilst sitting in the dentist's waiting room ! If you love nature then this is a must-see visit during May and June when the cygnets are hatching. It's designed for both swans and visitors and you can get astonishingly close (brilliant for photographers) provided you... More 

Thank Trevor S

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