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Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury

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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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  • Beautiful scanners in its own natural environment, ideal for all ages, but very expensive. Once in a lifetime visit. Make sure you take a packed lunch with you and camera.  more »
  • Easy to find amongst the gorgeous Dorset scenery. Turn in through an ancient village and you come to a wide valley behind the huge pebble ridge that runs for miles along the coast. Walk through woods ...  more »
  • We used the Tesco's clubcard vouchers to get "free" entry as I would be a bit reluctant to pay the full £12.50 entrance price each - that would be £50 for a family of four just to get in! This is a ni...  more »
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  • Brilliant day with children at half term. Children got to help feed swans, play in maze, enjoy go-carts and picnic. Excellent value for money as we got free entry to Sub-Tropical Gardens too, which we will visit at later date.
  • very good visit, the staff are all very nice and knowledgeable and made it fun. it is a bit pricey but you can tell the money is going back in to the project and the cafe food is fantastic. don't bother with the children's farm down the road though that was awful
  • This is a fantastic place; about.500 swans when we visited. Cygnets example erywhere and even enjoy a chance to feed the swans.
  • Excellent day if you are at all interested in wildlife. Visit mid-May to mid-June to catch cygnets hatching. It's a long walk - quarter of a mile - from the car park, but disabled parking is closer. Pedal go-karts and a maze will keep kids and some adults amused.
  • An idyllic place. Beautiful spot surrounded by gorgeous rolling countryside and hundreds of baby swans. Worth twice the price.