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Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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Amazing gem in Dorset!

It's hard to fault this place as it really has it all for a great family day (or half day) out. We... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Beautiful and massive site

Excellent staff and lovely scenery, but wished for better signage as to various routes as the paper... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Island of Malta, Malta
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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 29 August 2017

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 21 August 2017

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

2  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
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This place is absolutely beautiful. I visited with my boyfriend for an afternoon stroll and we wish we'd stayed longer. I think it was free for RSPB members but check the website first.

Thank Laura Ellen D
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We are camping at ridge.. And found this wonderful site.. £2.50 couple of hours parking £5.00 all day parking Fantastic walks friendly helpful staff..cafe..shop..binocular hire and visitor centre Rspb site but you dont have to be a twitcher to enjoy the fantastic walks.. Childrens activity...More

Thank Dave558899
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We visited with our two boys who are 16 and 11. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed the day. We spent 6 hours enjoying the well signposted walks and a delicious lunch which was great value for money. The staff, particularly the gentleman who greeted us,...More

Thank mrstaz35
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Such stunning scenery stretching for miles. Lots to see and do, very enthusiastic welcome from staff. We did a one hour walk but when you allow time for a sit down. You need to allow two hours at least. We saw a large array of...More

Thank Damonwalker666
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Arne is wonderful. It is very peaceful and the walks have benches and resting places for those who cannot walk all that far. On a day in May, it felt like I had the sanctuary to myself, although there was a group walk or visit...More

Thank emuslushy
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June P
8 June 2017|
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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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Response from Roy N | Reviewed this property |
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