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Abbotsbury Swannery

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New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JG, England
+44 1305 871858
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We last visited here some years ago and were amazed and impressed with the developments that have... read more

Reviewed today
Southampton, United Kingdom
via mobile

Visited Swannery as only just realised it was on our route to Dorset after visiting Sidmouth for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4JG, England
+44 1305 871858
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Reviewed today via mobile

We last visited here some years ago and were amazed and impressed with the developments that have taken place since then. Our recollection was there was little else here other than the swans but there is now an explanatory film show, an extensive walk around...More

Thank jaycee1971
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Swannery as only just realised it was on our route to Dorset after visiting Sidmouth for few days. Remembered seeing it on TV but it was more amazing than I had thought to see so many beautiful birds in this setting. We were very...More

Thank sandsreed
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited Abbotsbury Swannery with my son, his partner and my baby granddaughter on Sunday 10th September. I was expecting it to be muddy walking round. However the paths were very well laid and there were two walks around the Swannery. The paths were very...More

Thank Thaigrannie
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in Birds and especially Swans, then this is a good attraction. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the gates to the Swannery. (The only Toilets are situated at at the entrance gate itself !!!). The keepers are very friendly...More

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an attractive attraction suitable for families, but mainly for bird lovers ! Admission price is £12.50 which to me is expensive for a visit around the Swannery which will only last about an hour.

Thank sinatrafan552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was damp and dreary when we arrived so decided to warm up with some tea in the cafe beside the entrance. Now, I know these places have to make some profit to survive but there is a reverse negative here. If the price looks...More

Thank ExploreGB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked through Groupon in advance as we were holidaying I the area. You need to do a bit of walking but it is wheelchair friendly too. The staff were really friendly and informative. The information given around the pens etc was really good and...More

Thank tishl55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared for a bit of walking but well worth it, great for the kids as they get to feed the swans, swan feeding for your info when we went on 25 August was 12pm and 4pm. There was a bird of prey talk as...More

Thank HELandPEL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the family rover ticket online which offers a pretty good value opportunity to visit all three attractions in Abbotsbury (which is a village worth visiting in its own right). We opted for the Swannery first because in all honesty it seemed like the...More

Thank phil J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used tesco Clubcard vouchers to visit. We had a fantastic time . The maze was lots of fun and my son enjoyed gathering the clues for the puzzle. Had a picnic on one of the picnic benches. We loved the walk around the swanery....More

Thank lovedaysout2017
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15 June 2017|
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Response from Jaffyboy | Reviewed this property |
No, dogs are not permitted
20 May 2017|
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Response from Jaffyboy | Reviewed this property |
Coots, moorhens and ducks. There is also a place near the entrance where there are otters (not birds I know)
19 May 2017|
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Response from Marcia T | Reviewed this property |
I don't know sorry