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New Barn Road, Abbotsbury Tel 01305 871684
This has been a managed breeding ground for swans (and other wildlife) for hundreds of years. This lagoon is on a very untouched stretch of coastline
Abbotsbury is between Weymouth and Bridport on the coastal road B3157. The swannery is sign posted from village
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ATHELHAMPTON HOUSE AND GARDEN
Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset Tel 01305 848135
Athelhampton is one of the finest 15c houses in England, containing an abundance of historical, architectural and cultural history. The Grade 1 gardens, dating from 1891, contain the world famous topiary pyramids
On the A35 between Poole and Dorchester (nearer Dorchester) one mile east of Puddletown.
1 Mar- 1 Nov 11-5 (closed Sat's)
Welcome - please enquire about facilities
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South Street Bridport Tel 01308 42216
Local history reference centre housed in Tudor building
Bridport is on the coast between Lyme Regis and Weymouth
Apr-Oct Mon-Sat 10-5 Sun 2-5 Nov-Mar Wed, Sat 10-5 Sun 2-5
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Poole Harbour BH15 1EE Tel 0202 707744
A 202 ha island haven of heath and woodland with views over the Dorset coast
Boats run from Poole Quay and Sandbanks, Swanage and Bournemouth. private craft may land at pottery Pier at west end of island.
Apr-Oct 10-8 or dusk if earlier.
Unconfirmed for 98 NT
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