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Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is located on the edge of the River Severn estuary and provides an ideal location to watch winter birdlife.

There are a huge number of resident birds within this 'avian Serengeti' including Flamingos, Red-Breasted Geese and Mandarin Ducks, as well as many British species.

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The British Isles was once a wet, marshy place. Despite the loss of many natural wetlands, they are still amazing places to enjoy the natural world.

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Slimbridge - Visitor Guide

Address:Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.
Postcode GL2 7BT.
Telephone:Slimbridge - 01453 891900
Gloucestershire Tourism - 01452 425673
Fax:Slimbridge - 01453 890827
Map:Slimbridge Streetmap
Essential kit:Binoculars at Slimbridge. Telescopes in Severn Estuary.

Warm clothing. Bird identification guide.
Nature watching:

Slimbridge - bird watching. Visitor centre. Swan feeding at 4pm daily. Extensive events programme. Walkways around the reserve. Wild area with hides. Observatory tower - heated hide with good views across the reserve.


Also look for the Bewick Swans and wild birds on the fields around the reserve during daylight hours.


Telling the many birds apart, especially the ducks, can be tricky but most WWT hides have identification boards - so if you're not sure what you are looking at a quick glance behind you at the pictures should help.


Land Rover Safaris on the River Severn.

Access:Excellent access for persons with disabilities including bird hides. Disabled toilets. Wheelchairs available on request.
Getting there:Slimbridge is located between Bristol and Gloucester close to the A38 and M5. Train and bus information hotline - 01452 425543.
Opening times:Daily 9.30am-5pm (later in April-October). Closed Christmas Day.
Charges:Free to Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust members.
Adult £6.75; Concession (Students, Senior Citizens) £5.50; Child £4; Family Ticket £18.50
Facilities:Shop. Large cafe. Indoor visitor centre. Toilets.
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