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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Address: North Somercotes, England
Phone Number: +44 1507 526667
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Visited a couple of weeks ago absolutely thrilled we did. Lots of baby seals that had been born over the past week or so and managed to see one that had been born that morning. A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brigg, United Kingdom
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Brigg, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited a couple of weeks ago absolutely thrilled we did. Lots of baby seals that had been born over the past week or so and managed to see one that had been born that morning. A lot of the seals lay close to the fence and are not worried about people walking past. They have wardens around and about if... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to see the beauty of the bleak Lincolnshire coast come to life with thousands of seals and their pups, then a day at Donna Nook is an absolute must! The path runs right alongside the seals, who don't seem to care that bipeds with cameras are literally three feet from them and their pups! You get a... More 

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Boston, Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time visitors - and well worth the visit! I recommend a morning visit as the free car park fills up quickly. If you need the loo - park in the £2 overflow car park nearby. Volunteer wardens - most informative commentary about grey seals. We saw new born pups and a couple of 'active' adults!

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Thank JohnM57
Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to visit in cubbing / breeding season in Nov/Dec. So well set out allowiung visitors to get close wihtout disturbing the curious seals and their pups. Cuteness overload and i look forward to taking my soon to be born granddaughter here in the future. I wish people there would give more though. The volunteer rangers /... More 

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South Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every year we say 'we must go to Donna Nook to see the seals and the pups' and as the window of opportunity is relatively small, we have missed it. This year - we decided we had to go. Wow!! We were not disappointed. Close up and personal to the seal parents and baits. Wide open countryside and the sea... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to see the Seal Pups, expected to see one or two close up but was surprised to see so many close up. The Wardens were very helpful and the whole experience was great.

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huddersfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place to visit. These wild animals are so close to the fence. Best to go during the week as its a bit quieter then. Wrap up warm as its cold by the sea. Wild animals at their best with their babies.

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could not believe that these wild animals were so close to the public walkway. There are so many bulls, cows and pups so close to the public walkway, that you can't miss them! They are very tolerant of the public. November and December is the season. The surface of the main car park is very poor but it is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for all ages. Spent a wonderful few hours watching the seal's. It was very busy with lots of people but didnt feel crowded. Saw 2 pups born while we were there.

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Thank Margaret T
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredible place to be in late November/early December when the grey seals are at their peak and having pups! Quite extraordinary. It can be busy and there are no loos but other than that it is great. The wardens are very knowledgeable and the seals are amazing! Such a treat to be so close and yet not to disturb... More 

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