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RSPB Arne

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Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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Peaceful walks

RSPB Arne is lovely and doing such a good thing for the world. Its well worth a visit, the walks... read more

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StarFlay
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The best

Great for its lovely nature walks with stunning views. Gentle walks so can be completed by all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
binkyb00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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RSPB Arne is one of the RSPB's flagship sights. A mix of heath land, woodland and coast the reserve is packed full of wildlife and has a large events programme to enable visitors to get the most out of their visit.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sika deer” (31 reviews)
“poole harbour” (38 reviews)
“car park” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
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+44 1929 553360
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Reviewed today via mobile

RSPB Arne is lovely and doing such a good thing for the world. Its well worth a visit, the walks are well marked and quiet. The scenery is beautiful and you will catch sight of some wildlife which is even better with binoculars (rented from...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great for its lovely nature walks with stunning views. Gentle walks so can be completed by all ages. Great for bird watches, but you may also see deer. Stunning place and friendly helpful staff at the RSPB centre. Toilets and cafe on or near site.

Thank binkyb00
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RSPBArne, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Arne, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We think so too! Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on holiday last week from Newcastle Upon Tyne, with the Newcastle RSPB Group on my Groups Annual weeks bird-watching holiday and among a number of places my RSPB Group we visited Arne which is a supperb RSPB Reserve although sadly we never saw...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a cuppa in the cafe where we were served by friendly and efficient members of staff. (One male needs to pull his trousers up though!) Enjoyed walking to the beach, watching the world go by and reading a book. Lovely place to chill. Will...More

Thank Alph
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit to RSPB Arne, on what was a fabulous sunny day. We had a small bite to eat in the cafe and then took the red route walk which took us about 2.5 hours including two major stops on route in...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited early evening and had place to ourselves.Saw fox, rabbits, sqirrels, deer and woodpecker and a range of song and seabirds.

Thank JMS1956
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really feel you are at one with nature here and the walks are lovely. The staff are very knowledgeable and happy to spend time with you at the hut and the shop. They are a little bit pushy in terms of wanting you to...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited on a sunny spring morning and it made for a perfect outing. An easy walk, gorgeous views in the woods and across the bay - plenty of birdlife around and a very tasty lunch at the cafe. We were particularly impressed by the...More

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RSPBArne, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Arne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi SimonandSofie, Glad you had a fantastic time, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Wishes, Ed

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We love to go for a walk here and usually stay just over an hour but recent parking changes mean that it is now too expensive to do this. I understand that the RSPB needs funds but the old £2.50 charge for 2 hours was...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great place for a day of walking. The chap at the information hut was so informative and friendly, recognising we were obviously keen photographers and guiding us through the map, pointing out key places for the best pictures. Walking routes well marked out. Plenty of...More

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Nessa K
21 January 2018|
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Response from Deborah J | Reviewed this property |
There are usually three two of us so we couldn't make use of it.
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June P
7 June 2017|
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Response from queencharlie | Reviewed this property |
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Michelle M
23 February 2017|
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Response from RSPBArne | Property representative |
Hello Michelle, The only places to stay within walking distance to the reserve is to book one of the rental properties in Arne village itself. These aren't B&B's though, but holiday rentals. The nearest B&B's are in Ridge... More
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