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Arne RSPB Reserve

Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Arne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our third visit this year. What a lovely place. Someone moaned (3 star comment) the parking is expensive. Huh? £2 for 2 hours for for of us to have a great walk? I think that is brilliant value for money. The staff are so friendly! Get a map and off you go. You CANNOT get lost if you follow the... More

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Dorset
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited here 3 times and love the quietness, the views and birds singing amongst the trees. Saw a huge herd of deer the first time. Lovely walks including one to the beach where you can chill out with a good book or magazine. Highly recommended to chill out if you enjoy the countryside. Also, RSPB cabin is full of useful... More

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southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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 we would have walked straight past had we been walking on our own. This reserve... More

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buckinghamshire
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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

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dorset england
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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.

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Devon
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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 visit. However I do wish dog owners would obey the signs and keep their dogs... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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 toilets they were spotless. The range of wildlife was amazing from birds(wetland and woodland) insects,lizards... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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 was like the site had been nuked, there were no birds in the sky and... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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 is free for members and cheaper than National Trust parking for non-members. Highlt recommended.

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England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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 day, warm and sunny. We are mother and daughter aged 83 and 61 respectively, the... More

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