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Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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Magical Day Out

This place is huge, so pace yourself. We were there for the entire day and still did not cover all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lynne j
Dartford, United Kingdom
Well Worth a Visit

Greeted by a charming young man and shown around the reception and shop etc. Shop very well stocked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa R
Manchester, 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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is huge, so pace yourself. We were there for the entire day and still did not cover all of it. Jaw dropping views that leave you spellbound. Easy well signposted walking routes. Very good café with an interesting varied menu. Range of habitats,...More

Thank lynne j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted by a charming young man and shown around the reception and shop etc. Shop very well stocked with everything you would need for wildlife. The cafe had a variety of lovely freshly cooked food and the staff went the extra mile in the kitchen....More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Arne today after not visiting for over a year. What a lovely addition of the cafe and shop. Great, friendly staff and good hot and cold food choices. We had Homemade cottage pie which was really hearty and delicious. Very appealing cake cabinet...recommend the...More

Thank emma d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We holiday close by regularly and decided to make the effort. Nice welcome from the very helpful staff at the car park who directed us to the disabled car park further in. This allowed us to have a good but slow!! walk around to enjoy...More

Thank Elgeyman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place. We spent a fantastic day here with two boys aged 7 & 5, and will be back again. Absolutely beautiful area to explore, Cian was brilliant in talking us through what to do and giving the boys activity books. Well worth...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to fault this place as it really has it all for a great family day (or half day) out. We went on the loop walk which was about 2 miles and just about manageable for our 3 1/2 yr old. We also had...More

Thank Funkadeelia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent staff and lovely scenery, but wished for better signage as to various routes as the paper map was not easy to understand. A very large site with many trails, but would benefit from info signs at various points to explain the wildlife and habitats.

Thank fjane84
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely day with my husband and 2 children (age 7 and 10) our bird mad son picked this as his birthday treat. We spent 1 1/2 hours on the quiet little beach eating a picnic and paddling. Strolled back to the cafe for...More

1  Thank pickford141
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to see all types of wildlife and nature - deer, bird life, dragonflies, lizards, butterflies and lovely views.

Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Visited Arne for the first time, even although we had been in the Purbeck area many times before. A friend recommended that we visit Arne, as we hadn't heard of it. Excellent walk and very good cafe - had a lovely lunch there.

Thank fiona m
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June P
8 June 2017|
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Response from queencharlie | Reviewed this property |
Michelle M
24 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
Tony B
27 October 2016|
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