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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

#1 of 2 things to do in Gweek Features Animals
Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
+44 1326 221361
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Great job

Been here a couple of times now & it's been lovely every time! You can see how much the seals are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lancaster, United Kingdom
via mobile
Success can be measured by how few non-resident seals there are!

With seal pups at their highest number in winter at this sanctuary, it was understandable that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jack A
Lincoln, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“steep hill” (42 reviews)
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Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
+44 1326 221361
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here a couple of times now & it's been lovely every time! You can see how much the seals are cared for & how passionate the staff are about the wildlife. If you consider £15.50 expensive to say that it helps keep the place...More

Thank ginaaar7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With seal pups at their highest number in winter at this sanctuary, it was understandable that there weren't any here in June! However, we enjoyed listening to, and reading about all of the animals here - hard to believe that the dentist comes from Harley...More

1  Thank Jack A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If your going here make sure you pick up the 30% off discount leaflet. A must is to jump on the trailered bus that takes you down the steep hill, there are a few seals but I don't know it didn't grab you with excitement....More

Thank Gooner8787
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was amazing. Many great animals to see and there is a lot of really fun facts dotted around. I also liked the idea of a quiz sheet, really shows that this place is quite different. One problem I had with this was the...More

Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an amazing place with staff who are clearly passionate about the animals they look after. This is a place that wants to educate as well as provide a place to see seals.The entrance fees is on par with other attractions and it is...More

1  Thank karenkent1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very expensive entry fee for what is on view. There were only about 12 seals in a variety of enclosures. Also enclosures were very small considering the size of the animals. I was really looking forward to this visit but came away hugely disappointed and...More

1  Thank AJT1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was nervous being kid friendly this might feel more like a theme park, but what a lovely surprise! Stunning setting on the estuary. Impeccably clean enclosures. Even the kids playground done tastefully. Recommend the steak Cornish pasty & some picnic tables at the top with...More

2  Thank tracey n
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely day out for children of all ages aswell as adults, the place itself is on a hill and can be tricky to walk if you have a disability but there is a train they put on to save the walk! Lovely views over the...More

1  Thank stephaniesmith2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got in free with merlin annual passes, a lovely day. Lots of lovely scenery to admire while your walking about. Kids got to meet peso from octonauts! What more do you need?? Talks are brilliant and well worth the time to listen

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't realise how hilly this sanctuary was. Having arrived with two disabled adults who can't walk long distances let alone up hill was tricky. (There's a concession for disabled people and cares, look online for details) and I would say book online before you...More

2  Thank AmyDee20
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Val L
Hi,any discounts for locals ?
24 August 2016|
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Response from Buckland-verdict | Reviewed this property |
If you get the what's going on guide from any campsite there's money off vouchers for most attractions in Cornwall
Are dogs allowed on your bus? We have a 17 year old retriever who isn't too good on hills any more ...🙁
2 May 2016|
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Response from PennSriLanka | Reviewed this property |
We went last week and they told us no dogs on the bus. They might make an exception.
bev d
Hi can we bring our dog into the sanctuary many thanks 😊
15 July 2015|
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Response from SealSanctuaryGweek | Property representative |
Hi Bev, Yes dogs on leads are welcome at the Sanctuary. Best wishes, Georgina