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RSPB Minsmere

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Extensive nature reserve

This is an extensive - and popular - nature reserve that has been well designed to cope with the... read more

Reviewed today
Selkie_12
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London, United Kingdom
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Deer Safari

A party of 4. A 4 x 4 safari to view the deer at Minsmere. There were numerous sightings of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
peterbaguley1
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Minsmere is a great place to discover nature. The RSPB shop, cafe and visitor centre provide a perfect introduction before you explore the beautiful countryside walks. Enjoy stunning woodland, wetland and coastal scenery and close views of a wide...more
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Sheepwash Lane, Westleton IP17 3BY, England
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+44 1728 648281
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is an extensive - and popular - nature reserve that has been well designed to cope with the large numbers of visitors. There are several marked walking routes, either round the salt marsh reed beds & the meres, along the seashore or through the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A party of 4. A 4 x 4 safari to view the deer at Minsmere. There were numerous sightings of the stags and their harems - including other wildlife like Stone Curlews. These were closer encounters than we had in Exmoor. God guide, over 2...More

Thank peterbaguley1
Reviewed yesterday

As keen birders we were always going to like Minsmere. But as regular visitors to the WWT reserves, it was great to meet such helpful and friendly staff at reception and in the shop. However, would have been nice if more had been available throughout...More

Thank 65jude
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We always love our walks round Minsmere..such a special place..feel refreshed and better afterwards. Today we popped to the cafe first and had lunch. My other half had lamb hotpot which he declared to be delicious..lovely flavours and beautifully cooked. I had jacket potato with...More

Thank AliH8691
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went out as a party of 3 in a land cruiser on to parts of the Reserve normally closed to the public. Over 2 hours we were able to see over 60 red deer with the stags bellowing and locking antlers in a show...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wonderful feel of this reserve: birds aplenty, good clean hides and the number of knowledgeable and friendly people there. Excellent.

Thank Roger W
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is a member of the RSPB but both of us had free entry. Very warm sunny day, chose the 2 mile coastal route through woods and along the beach in October! Lucky us. He used two of the hides but mostly we just...More

Thank juneeloveday54
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback. I sounds like you had a great visit. I'll pass your thanks on to our catering team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Ipswich so drove to Minsmere through lots of tiny country lanes. It was a lovely warm September day and we enjoyed a walk to the beach part taking in the hides on the way, then went to the cafe for a...More

Thank Benjamin L
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review. It sounds like you had a great day. I'm sorry to hear that the scone was dry. This is most unlike our catering staff, as most visitors rave about the quality of our scones. You must have caught them on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely visit here, beautiful setting, varied habitats and good walks and hides. The staff here were really welcoming and the young woman serving in the cafe was lovely and an asset to minsmere.

Thank Thecatsatonthemat
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your feedback. I'll pass on your kind remarks to the catering team. We look forward to welcoming you to Minsmere again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was surprised by the cost to get in as we are not members. Was even more surprised to see it was accessible to the public via the beach path. We did the walk around the scrapes and did see a good variety of birds including...More

Thank filligirl
Ian B, Visitor Experience Officer at RSPB Minsmere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your feedback. As a charity we really on the support of members and visitors to help us maintain Minsmere's habitats for wildlife, and the facilities for visitors. If you choose to join the RSPB you can enjoy free entry to Minsmere and...More

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Sherrie S
16 October 2018|
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Response from green_naturelover100 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any dogs on our visit - check with RSPB
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Tracey J
28 October 2017|
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Response from Ian B | Property representative |
The Minsmere visitor centre is fully accessible for wheelchairs. Most of the trails are level, and accessible for most wheelchairs, as are most hides although neither of the circular walks is fully accessible. You can find... More
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Esengo
11 October 2016|
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Response from SKALondon | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed on the nature trails or in hides but there is a 5 mile walk around the reserve on public paths. The RSPB website has information for dog owners on the Plan a Visit page for Minsmere
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