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Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury

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Wildlife Area
Get up close and personal with 600 swans at Abbotsbury Swannery. Start your visit at the Doyman's house to learn about the management of the swan colony over the years, which started at least as far back as 1393. Walk through the heart of the colony of Mute Swans, the only place in the world where visitors can do so. Help hand feed swans, or get lucky and hold a cygnet (young swan) under the watch of a swanherd. Get lost in the Willow maze or swing on the swinging nests play area. Purchase a Passport Ticket to combine your visit with other Abbotsbury attractions. Make Abbotsbury Swannery a centerpiece of your Weymouth vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Weymouth itinerary builder.
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  • Be prepared for a bit of a walk from the free car park down to the main Swannery on the edge of the Fleet, but it is worth the effort, to see the 100's of Mute swans and other birds making their homes...  more »
  • Our family always enjoy visiting this unique place. Great to see so many swans and hear about them from the people who care for them. Pleasant place to wander around  more »
  • The swans are interesting but the entrance fee is high for what is on offer.There is a good talk and video and plenty of information available  more »
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  • Great place to visit. But the combination ticket for this the children's farm and the gardens and it's great value
  • Do you like swan's? If so this is the perfect place for you. Some activities for the children, like maze and go karts and mass feeding where the children can help.
  • A lovely place to visit when the swans are hatching. Great place to take the children. Although its fairly expensive it is going towards helping the swans.
  • Expensive for a one attraction place, but worth a visit. Children will probably enjoy it more than adults. Take a pair of spare shoes as it can be slightly messy walking around.
  • Arriving early, the drive down to the reserve offered stunning views. Get closer than close to the nesting 'SWANS'. A photographers delight during springtime. With at least 50 nesting pairs and their 'CYGNETS', to keep you busy with your cameras. 'SWANS' are fed daily and you can help if you ask the knowledgeable, freindly staff. Well worth worth a visit, with miles of nearby pebble beaches to walk. Well stocked shop....Other historic places of interest can be found nearby....