About Abbotsbury

With thatched cottages, wisteria-adorned tea rooms and quaint narrow lanes, Abbotsbury offers a true taste of English village life. Here you can sip real ale in a historic beamed pub, get fresh baguettes from the bakery or browse handmade crafts at the gallery. It’s a slower pace of life that offers total recuperation from the usual day-to-day.

Yet when you’re ready for an adventure you’ll find a choice of attractions nearby. Hundreds of mute swans nest at Abbotsbury Swannery, a managed colony where you can see the graceful birds raise and nurture their heart-meltingly fluffy cygnets. Feeding time is a real highlight!

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is filled with amazing natural attractions too. Wander its lush pathways and you’ll be taken on a tour of the globe, from the Himalayas to the Mediterranean. The unique and exotic plants, flowers and trees you’ll encounter along the way will have you spellbound.


foot bridge and pathway towards beautiful coastal scene on a sunny day

Highlights of Abbotsbury

  • Picture-postcard village
  • Tea rooms and pubs
  • Abbotsbury Swannery
  • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
  • Superb coastal walks nearby

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The limestone arch at Durdle Door Beach