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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Address: North Somercotes, England
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We travelled for over 4.5 hours (including the burst tyre and wait for the repair man) to see the seals and it was worth it. Donna nook is a really wonderful place that allows you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lancashire, UK
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Lancashire, UK
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled for over 4.5 hours (including the burst tyre and wait for the repair man) to see the seals and it was worth it. Donna nook is a really wonderful place that allows you to see seals in their natural environment, with knowledgeable wardens to ask any questions you might have. I've never been so close to seals before... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A grand sight to see the seal pups and their mums/dads in natural saltmarsh surroundings. Excellent friendly wardens there to inform and amuse you. Snacks Van on a weekend. Free entry - great car park + overflow. You need to check first as the seals are only there for a short while to breed and once the pups are fully... More 

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Gorizia, Italy
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the luck to spend a couple of hours there with 4 more friends on a very sunny and frosty Saturday morning in December 2016. It is an amazing place and, although we were there at the end of the breeding period, we still had the opportunity to see numerous puppies, cows and bulls. Some of the puppies arrived... More 

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Triple Falls
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reckon we got it right: Sunday afternoon, mid December. Cool but dry. Its a winding route to get here from the A16 and the roads are muddy as local farmers go about their winter preparations. This happens. But from what we got speaking to the Rangers, the Wildlife Trust people and fellow travellers is that the season is well... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the seals who come to Donna Nook beach to give birth for many years. This year I brought along my partner and his family who are first time visitors. We managed to park in the main car park and enjoyed a sunlit stroll along the well worn path. We spotted several young pups and many older ones... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in North Somercotes so walked from our accommodation, via the overflow carpark, onto the beach path. We were amazed at the numbers of seals, especially when one of the guides told us 500 had left the previous week. There were still lots of pups very near the path and they weren't in the least bit bothered by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience! 2minute walk from car park which we had to pay £2 for but is well worth it .Seals are mostly laid next to the fence and they're not afraid to pose for photos. Good for families and couples of all ages

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Branston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Roads to this attraction are small and winding. Car parking here is £2 per vehicle, hopefully most if this goes to the sanctuary. You then walk up to the area the seals are in, be warned there are a few steps and uneven floor. Seals are in their natural surroundings on the beach, segregated from the crowd by fencing. This... More 

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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Having gone to Grimsby to see my family with my son and grandson my Mam suggested coming here to see the seals. A cousin has been and told her about it. So as it was a sunny Saturday morning we decided to go. It was a lovely drive and parking was not a problem. £2 fee parking. Even though there... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Visit the seal sanctuary to see baby seal pups. Super day out for whole family from the youngest to old dodgers. A short climb over a dune via a path (no scooter pathway) but with family members help and going slowly, you will enjoy the wonders of nature close up. The pups are so tame they will lay beside the... More 

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