An overview of the main categories of resources about Swallows and Amazons that are available on this website.


Boats that have appeared in the Swallows and Amazons books or films, which can be viewed or visited by the public, or were once owned by author Arthur Ransome.


The original Swallows and Amazons books by Arthur Ransome that have captured the imaginations of generations of children and adults alike since 1930.

Charities and Organisations

Charities and other organisations that exist to promote Arthur Ransome’s life and works, or to preserve some of the boats or other items connected to him.

Film, TV, Radio and Theatre

Adapations of the books from the Swallows and Amazons series that have been shown on television, broadcast on radio, or appeared in cinemas or theatres.


A selection of well-known quotes that appear in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons books.