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Swan-Upping

Swan-Upping Review

This traditional event, which dates back 800 years, takes place in Marlow during the third week of July. By bizarre ancient laws, the Queen owns the country's swans, so each year swan-markers in skiffs start from Sunbury-on-Thames, catching the new cygnets and marking their beaks to establish ownership. The Queen's Swan Marker, dressed in scarlet livery, presides over this colorful ceremony.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Marlow
  • Phone: 01628/523030
  • Location: Marlow
Updated: 06-13-2013

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