Abbotsbury Swannery


"Abbotsbury Swannery 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 this beautiful place is considered to be one of the best things to do in Dorset."
  • Creadble provider: NO
  • Creadble access: NO
  • Creadble employer: NO

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Contact details

Abbotsbury Swannery New Barn Rd, Abbotsbury, Dorset, South West, DT3 4JG
Phone: 01305 871858

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Two manual wheelchairs are available free of charge. We do not book chairs out in advance of a visit. The paths at the Swannery are flat and access to all areas in a wheelchair is possible except to the telescope platform.

Short Distances

Short distance
Disabled badge holders may take their vehicles to a designated disabled parking area inside the Swannery. On arrival follow the disabled parking signs and pull into the holding lay by near the shop / admission point. Ensuring that traffic can still enter and exit via the road, purchase your tickets in the shop. Staff will then open the entrance gate and direct you to the designated disabled car park inside the Swannery avoiding a long walk. All other visitors must use the entrance car parks.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Toilets are located for visitors with disabilities at the entrance and inside the Swannery near the bouncing bomb exhibit.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Unfortunately dogs/pets are not allowed into the Swannery as the Swans would become excited and aggressive.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Those who are able to provide documentary identification of disability (i.e. blue / orange badge or similar) will be able to take a carer in free of charge. One companion is admitted free of charge per wheelchair user or visually impaired visitor.