Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury

4.4
#1 of 8 in Wildlife in Weymouth
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. Put Abbotsbury Swannery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Weymouth day trip planning app.
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  • I was skeptical as to what this was, but I recommend stopping in. It was fairly cheap and my ticket was actually included with my visit to the botanical gardens. After a short walk, we were down by...  more »
  • My girlfriend was staying and we decided to make a visit to the Swannery. It was a lovely day we even got to feed the swans. It's a great place for the children.  more »
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  • Love this place. We saw the owls as well in a separate marquee. The Swans were all beautiful. We had great fun riding the quad bikes. Would come again and again!! Beautiful surroundings and it was fantastic.
  • Third visit to this lovely heritage site. Hundreds is swans and cygnets, and I was pleased to see two Australian visitors, black swans amongst the white. Feeding time talk was fascinating. Wonderful cafe with excellent cream teas.
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