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Avalon Marshes Centre

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22 Aug 2018
“Well worth a visit”
7 Nov 2017
“Lovely place”
The Avalon Marshes Centre sits at the heart of Somerset’s Avalon Marshes. The centre has visitor information, café, craft shop, replica historic buildings, classroom, meeting room, car park and toilets. The centre lies at the heart of the areas...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Shapwick Road | Westhay, Glastonbury BA6 9TT, England
+44 1458 860556
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Sadly (but understandably) the Shapwick Nature Reserve does not allow dogs, but we had a good stroll along the canal - good birdwatching. The craft shop has some lovely work, very sensibly priced, and the food in the little cafe was excellent.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lindabuckers
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is such a lovely place to visit, it is a shame we didn't have longer to explore. The walks around the marshes were very interesting with plenty to see, sitting in a hide looking out across the marshes was so peaceful and relaxing and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I can't believe this place is such a closely guarded secret. We loved the wilderness areas and the children loved the sculpture trail. The lakes and wetland areas have some lovely observation hides, so bring binoculars. The Visitor Centre is quite small, but with very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank kitty732017
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Fantastic halloumi salad! Interesting arts shop, great nature walks and amazing historical buildings made for educational purposes.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 4WendySummers
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Enjoyed a lovely day "Twitching" with the family. Plenty of places to stop to observe the wildlife. Nearby cafe for when you need refreshments or the loo. Art gallery gives you the chance to see local art as well. Well worth a visit. Free parking....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank James M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Took us time to find this is way out from Glastonbury and signage not great,but my son enjoyed a couple of hours here.Snack bar ok but no ice cream or lollies!!!! cans of drink very expensive.Toilet facilities and very friendly helpful people in the adjoining...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 187bex
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to cycle on gravel tracks and boardwalks especially on weekday evenings or early mornings when there aren't any people about. You can spend hours cycling and visiting the many bird hides. Perfect place to relax away from it all and just listen to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank turboponzy p
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Excellent reserve, we stopped at free car park where there is a craft centre, toilets and cafe . We followed the sweet trail which was recommended by one of the volunteers which he also gave us directions to . This was a beautiful trail through...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank julie f
Reviewed 14 February 2017

great palce to birdwatch. saw the starlings murmarating and it was amazing lots of people doing the same thing despite the cold and wind but well worth the visit. lots to see if you are rurally inclined, wish the dog owners picked up their plastic...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank eejay18253
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A great place for walks but particularly bird watching. We went here in January to see the starling murmuration. It has a large car park, for which there is a charge, good toilets and a kiosk although I am not sure of the opening times....More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Mike C
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29 December 2018|
Response from Avalon M | Property representative |
Yes we are open on New Year's Day, 10am - 5pm