Sanctuary for mute swans originally established by Benedictine monks in the fourteenth century, an ancient site sheltered by Chesil Beach.

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  • Owned/managed by: Private owner
  • Grid reference: SY576843
  • Location: Abbotsbury
  • Access information: Audio visual show every hour
    Ugly Duckling trail
    Gift shop
    Coffee shop
    Free parking
    Toilets
    Fully wheelchair accessible
    Closed during winter months
  • What can I see there? Swans and other coastal wildlife
  • Best time to visit: Mid May to end of June, cygnet nests
    Sept - Oct watch young swans learning to fly.
  • Opening hours: Late March to early November
  • Contact: 01305 871 858
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