Abbotsbury Swannery Gift Voucher Tickets
£9.50 – £12.50
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.
Our Family Passport Tickets may offer you better value, and they include entry to all three attractions:
After purchasing your tickets online, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. We will send you physical tickets by post and there is no expiration date, so you can visit any time in the future, or give them to friends and family.
Please ensure you bring your tickets with you on the day.
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.
Adult (16+), Child (5-15 years), Disabled Adult (16+), Disabled Child (5-15 years)