Abbotsbury Swannery Advance Tickets
This ticket is for visit to Abbotsbury Swannery, when booked in advance of a visit on a specific date. Please check opening times on the home page of this website before you book or visit. Opening times can vary owing to poor weather, private functions or unforeseen circumstances.
Children under 5 go free. Tickets for disabled visitors include a free ticket for one adult carer per paying disabled visitor.
After purchasing your tickets online, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. This will contain your booking reference number which will be needed when collecting your tickets onsite. Usually you will receive your confirmation within ten minutes.
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.
Not quite sure when you’ll be visiting, or purchasing tickets as a gift? Try our Gift Voucher Ticket, which will be sent to you by post.