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Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Of course we know swans and we see them often to a waterfront. However so many together in this beautiful area, was a special surprise. We have even doubted if we would bring a visit here because we thought: ' we know swans. .. it will be ' We are pleased, however, to have a walk through this white swans-Black Swans paradise. Beautiful pictures. The swans are photogenic and work at all! Highly recommended so.
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  • We got the just after 10am and enjoyed a stroll down to the water then awaited the mid day feed. The staff were friendly and helpful and included children in the feeding and ringing of some of the swa...  read more »
  • Terrific weather when we visited,and we had a super time getting amongst the swans and feeding them. Abbotsbury Swannery is must visit place if you are in the area 
  • 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....
  • Went there by bus this week. Beautiful 20 min pedestrians only walk to swannery. Cygnets just hatching.Exceeded expectations fabulous place well worth entrance fee. Get there early to avoid the coach parts.
  • Fun day out, good for families and couples. Quite busy during school holidays
  • A pleasant visit but highly over-priced. For our group of three adults and a small child it was nearly £35. While their are savings to be had on the £11.50 admission fee such as booking in advance, this is not always practical especially when touring and with mobile Internet connections being what they are in Devon and surrounding area [i.e poor to non-existent]. While the visit was enjoyable and the sight of several hundred swans is a little awe inspiring, I can think of better ways to spend the nearly forty quid shelled out on admission tickets and over-priced ice creams. Furthermore, I can feed the swans in my local park for free, though I will concede there are only a few rather than a few hundred.
  • A disgrace both the web site and telephone answer service said site open at 10am Drove 40 miles to find bland "CLOSED" sign not a person in sight place deserted everything and. No trespass sign will never bother again and suggest Nobody else does if this how they treat customers Very Dossapointing
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