Attractions in Abbotsbury

  • The only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.

  • Large 17th century manor house and gardens originally the seat of the Russell family

  • Originally founded in 1765 as a kitchen garden, the site now occupies 20 acres and is stocked with a range of exotic plants many of which were newly-discovered species at the time

  • Small 15th century chapel set on the hill overlooking Abbotsbury and the coast beyond.

  • Iron Age hill fort situated on Wears Hill above the village. Believed to have been the work of the Durotriges, a Celtic tribe

  • The Abbey of St Peter was a Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century. All that remains of the abbey now is a single wall

  • Large, recently excavated Iron Age hillfort set high above the surrounding countryside.