Abbotsbury Swannery is unique, the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.
The Swannery was established by Benedictine Monks who built a monastery at Abbotsbury during the 1040s. The monks farmed the swans to produce food for their lavish banquets. St Peter’s monastery was destroyed in 1539 during the dissolution. Some of the ruins are still visible around St Nicholas’ Church in the village. Since that time the Swannery has been under the stewardship of the Ilchester Estates.
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7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 11.8℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NNE)
Weymouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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