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Swannery – Child Entry (2-6 days advance)

£9.50 £8.55

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This ticket is for one child (5-15 years) ticket to Abbotsbury Swannery, when booked 2-6 days in advance of your visit.

Tickets will be sent to your email address upon payment.

Please ensure you bring your tickets with you on the day. Either print them off, or ensure they are saved on your phone, as mobile phone signal in Abbotsbury is poor in places.

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.

Children visiting Abbotsbury attractions must be accompanied by a paying adult.