Swannery – Adult

£12.50

Description

This is a voucher for one adult (16+ years) entry to Abbotsbury Swannery. It can be used at any date and will be posted to your shipping address, so please allow adequate time for delivery before a visit.

Abbotsbury Swannery is the world’s only managed colony of nesting mute swans.

The Swannery was established by Benedictine Monks who built a monastery at Abbotsbury during the 1040′s. The monks farmed the swans to produce food for their lavish Dorset banquets. St Peter’s monastery was destroyed in 1539 during the dissolution. Some of the ruins are still visible around St Nicholas’ Church in the village. Since that time the Swannery has been under the stewardship of the Ilchester Estates.

This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset.

Makes a perfect gift.

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