Abbotsbury Swannery & Gardens

3.75 hours | Portland | P T L - 1 2 0
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  • Abbotsbury Swannery
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Spend a half-day communing with nature and experience the tranquility and beauty of the little village of Abbotsbury, home to a swannery where over 1,000 mute swans take shelter, and a lovely subtropical garden, a treasure trove of botanicals. After a scenic drive, arrive at the Heritage Coastline, an 18-mile stretch of shingle known as Chesil Beach, and the petite village of Abbotsbury. At this sheltered lagoon, monks from a neighboring Benedictine abbey created a safe haven for mute swans in 1393. Today, this sanctuary is named the Swannery, and as many as 1,000 swans take shelter here. Continue on to the Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens. The first Countess of Ilchester established the gardens in 1765 as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle. It's developed into an enchanting 20-acre garden of exotic plants, botanicals and blooms. Stroll the fragrant grounds and stop to photograph the picturesque surroundings, awash with color.

Special Notes:

The Abbotsbury Gardens are only partly accessible for guests in a wheelchair. The Swannery is fully accessible.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Board your motorcoach and travel to Abbotsbury Gardens

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:55

Visit Abbotsbury Gardens

  • Time at site: 00:45
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Reload the bus and travel to the Abbotsbury Swannery

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:25

Visit Abbotsbury Swannery

  • Time at site: 00:45
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Reboard the motorcoach and return to the ship

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:55