Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset, United Kingdom

Source: Atlas Obscura

Abbotsbury Swanery

Established as early as the 1040’s as a source of delicious swan meat for the nearby monks, the Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset, England is now a fenceless sanctuary for the majestic fowl, housing hundreds of the birds each year.

The flocks of mute swans that call the swanery’s natural lagoon home were already on the site when St. Peter’s monastery was established on the site in the 11th century. The reedy body of water was perfectly conducive to the lives of the long-necked birds, and the birds themselves were in turn perfectly conducive to the appetites of the hungry monks ...

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