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RSPB Arne

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Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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an experience to be recommended

We visited arne as complete novices and were welcomed by a very helpful guide in the office. We... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2014
madfishlizzie
,
southampton
Superb

Awesome views, amazing setting and plenty of wildlife. Very informative personnel and a good place... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2014
RedKiteBlackcap
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buckinghamshire
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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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sika deer” (31 reviews)
“poole harbour” (38 reviews)
“car park” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
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+44 1929 553360
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"bird life"
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"cafe shop"
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"bird hide"
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"bird watching"
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"free map"
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"nature reserve"
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"nature walk"
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"information centre"
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"beautiful area"
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We visited arne as complete novices and were welcomed by a very helpful guide in the office. We were then taken on a walk by a volunteer Keith who educated us in the history of the area as well as pointing out some incredible wildlife...More

1  Thank madfishlizzie
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Awesome views, amazing setting and plenty of wildlife. Very informative personnel and a good place to visit. Fantastic RSPB reserve.

Thank RedKiteBlackcap
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

lovely peaceful place to visit.free parking for rspb members i think its only£1 if not a member.very friendly wardens and good facilities.ie .toilets etc.the coast when you reach it is lovely.very uncrowded.wonderful place to go.

Thank daveyk
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

5 of us strolled around Arne Nature Reserve. A very beautiful Nature Reserve with diverse habitats. On this occasion the Deer were absent but the butterflies, damsel flies and dragon flies were plentiful. The heather is just breaking through on the heathland. Highly recommend a...More

1  Thank merrycroft
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Ashamed to say I have lived in the area all my life and never before visited Arne that will all change after a fantastic day out here yesterday. We found the reserve well laid out and the rangers extremely helpful and informative as for the...More

Thank Clare W
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Very nice place but the parking is expensive when we went, especially considering the land next to it is national trust and free parking bays throughout. Plus the walk was beautiful with beautiful plants but no creatures! I know its not RSPBs fault but it...More

Thank Dee T
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Staff were extremely welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. We only had time to walk round the southern part of the reserve this time, but, although it was a Sunday, it was tranquil and very relaxing. We joined the RSPB following a reptile photographic shoot here. Parking...More

Thank GeoffDStorey
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Well, we were not surprised to find such excellent reviews on Tripadvisor of this nature reserve. We would simply like to add our 5-star rating to the long list. We visited this RSPB site for a couple of hours late afternoon on a lovely June...More

Thank Nigella O
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Dog friendly (on lead at all times) Great walks, heath, woods and beaches. Deer, snakes (if lucky) Egret, lizards and what ever your eyes can discover. Free entry ...... Pay to park cars/Motorcycles £2 to 4 Dislike ......... no dog poo bins. But Do take...More

Thank T-bolt2013
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

When planning a half term trip to Dorset I contacted RSPB Arne to book on a 2 hour nature walk for my family of 4. We were informed to just turn up on the day, which we did, but unfortunately a bit late. Staff at...More

Thank GoneCrabbing
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Nessa K
22 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
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
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