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Scott House Bewick's Lodge

Stay overnight at Slimbridge; the birthplace of modern conservation. Stay at Bewick’s Lodge in Scott House, the former home of WWT founder Sir Peter Scott.

Walk in Sir Peter Scott’s footsteps, with access to his personal viewing tower and magical sights over his beloved Rushy Lake, this experience is a must for bird lovers, Scott fans or anyone wishing to get closer to nature.

As a guest at Bewick’s Lodge, you’ll have the unique opportunity to stay within Sir Peter Scott’s house. Scott House is special to the history of WWT as it was where he founded the charity, where the world’s first wildlife broadcast was made and where wetlands and wildlife history was made.

Wake up to wildlife; enjoy the sights and sounds of the infamous Rushy Lake at Slimbridge

Whether you’re looking for a bespoke luxury experience with our team of experts or wanting to spend a peaceful time birdwatching, we have something suitable for everyone. With different opinions to add to your stay you are guaranteed a fantastic short break at Slimbridge.

Bewick’s Lodge has three double bedrooms for up to six guests, one of the bedrooms can be made into a twin room. Within the Lodge there is an open plan kitchen, living and dining room, and ensuite facilities in each room. There is also private access to Scott’s viewing tower and garden, free entry into Slimbridge Wetland Centre during opening hours and a free tour of Scott House Museum.

The Queen bedroom overlooking the Rushy Lake at Slimbridge

Private wildlife experiences

To make your self-catering stay extra special you can add on a luxury wildlife experience for your party depending on the season you visit. Choose between:

VIP Behind-The-Scenes Tour (available April - September)

As the visitors depart for the evening, you will have Slimbridge centre to yourselves. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes exclusive tour with a member of our expert team and get up close and experience amazing animal encounters. Head back to the Lodge for a private chef experience for you and your guests. The following day, you will be collected and taken for a bird watching breakfast in the South Lake hide.

Evening with the Swans (available November - February)

Meet our expert team to learn about some of the amazing wildlife that visits Slimbridge during the winter including the infamous Bewick's swans and find out why these birds are special to WWT. Meet a member team as they prepare to feed the wildlife on the floodlit Rushy Lake and see if you can identify different species. This will be followed by an evening dining experience and a bird watching breakfast the following day in the South Lake hide.

Please note: experiences on offer vary during each season depending on what wildlife is present and weather conditions. If Evening with the Swans is for a Friday or Saturday evening, you will join other visitors for the evening and dinner will be served in the Kingfisher Kitchen.

The perfect bird-watching break with views of the Rushy Lake and Severn Estuary.

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