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Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury

(4.1/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We were fortunate to receive complimentary tickets to visit the Swannery and Abbotsbury Gardens which we took advantage of because we always felt the fee entrance was expensive. I can highly recommend...  more »
  • This is a medieval site where the original monks at the priory in Abbotsbury (hence the name) kept swans for the table of the king. Thankfully that barbaric concept is dead and gone (as are the monks ...  more »
  • Plenty of parking and a gentle stroll to see the swans. We were there whilst there were swans sitting on their eggs and some chicks hatching. The swans are quite territorial and become aggressive if a...  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....