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may, 2019

13may10:00 am5:00 pmAbbotsbury Swannery Cygnet HatchingDaily Event in May

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Abbotsbury Swannery Cygnet Hatching

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 Abbotsbury Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset.

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.

Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset, near Weymouth, has become one of the most popular things to do for the family visiting Dorset. Located on the dramatic Dorset Coast, this unique natural wildlife habitat is also popular with film makers and has been used as a location for Harry Potter filming.

Open daily 10am  – 5pm

 

To see the cygnets visit by mid June – more details click here

Time

(Monday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Abbotsbury

New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, Nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4JG

About Clare

Clare Flipflops or WelliesHi! I am Clare and I live in glorious East Devon with my family. I love finding new places to explore in the West Country as well as further afield. I hope you enjoy reading and taking inspiration from my blog.

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