Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset is unique, being 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 1040's.
The monks actually farmed the swans to produce food for their lavish Dorset banquets.
St Peter's monastery was destroyed in 1539 during the dissolution and some of the ruins are still visible around St Nicholas' Church in the village.
Park Lodge Bed and Breakfast is 25 miles or a 45 minute drive from Abbotsbury Swannery.