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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

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Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
+44 1326 221361
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Staff friendly and informative

What a lovely place this is. You can tell all the animals are really cared for and are happy. Staff... read more

Reviewed yesterday
manchesterbuggerlugs
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manchester
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Good morning out.

Well worth a visit for couples or families, dogs are allowed on a lead. Very hilly but a bus can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lubaluba
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birmingham UK
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  • Excellent45%
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  • Poor7%
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“sea lions” (209 reviews)
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Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a lovely place this is. You can tell all the animals are really cared for and are happy. Staff really know their stuff and clearly love what they do. There are some steep hills to walk down to see the seal enclosures so wear...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit for couples or families, dogs are allowed on a lead. Very hilly but a bus can take you down to the seals. Don’t forget to take the extra walk to see the otters. Cafe there and play area for children. Advise...More

Thank lubaluba
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our Sanctuary, we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Searching for things to do well kids or not this is a great day out the stunning work these people do for the animals they care for is well worth the entrance fee right from the beginning the friendly staff engaged us and welcomed us...More

Thank mryo69
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our Sanctuary, we love it when people love us.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fascinating trip to the seal sanctuary. Plenty to see. Make sure you visit at feeding time. Very informative talks, food prices good and your entrance ticket is valid for a whole years visits. Make sure you book in advance online and get about a third...More

Thank AshleyShrewsbury
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are currently holidaying in the area and this is one of the places people have suggested we visited and I'm glad we went. Yes it's not exactly overflowing with animals etc...maybe due to the time of year where breeding season has finished so pups...More

Thank Kate D
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. I'm sorry to hear of the wait you had to experience to obtain pasties. It is hard to have enough ready without wasting them (if demand is not there). We only have a small oven...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got cheaper tickets from our holiday park, thinking we'd may be spend an hour there....... Were we wrong!!!! From the little bus that takes you to the pools to the fantastic talks, this place is well worth the money.

Thank ksmith1973
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our Sanctuary, we love it when people love us!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Non commercial. Worth every penny and staff are so welcoming. You should not drive past this place. Anyone would be welcomed.

Thank kelly l
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. We really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A good selection of seals and sea lions plus a pair of asian otters. Feeding times are the best time to see the animals and their antics. A long walk from the entrance but a shuttle bus runs in the summer.

Thank Chris C
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. We appreciate it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting mid-week some of the facilities were closed including the seal hospital. The team at the sanctuary does an amazing job, however there was so little to see we felt we had paid over £60 (four of us) to walk through the wooded borders of...More

Thank Lee C
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm sorry to read you thought the seal sanctuary was expensive for what was there. Children under 3 are free. Tickets online are £8.75 for a child (3-16), £10.85 for an adult (17+) and £10.15 for a senior (60+). Tickets on the door cost £12.50...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place for the whole family! It’s quite tucked away but has enough parking. Friendly staff, nice clean enclosures and happy animals. Great day out for the family!

Thank Lajadim16
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SealSanctuaryGweek, Guest Relations Manager at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, we really appreciate it.

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Kibashira
7 April 2018|
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Response from SealSanctuaryGweek | Property representative |
Hello, we currently do not have any plastic straws on site. We did have some biodegradeable straws in recent months but now only have paper. We also have no plastic bottles, single use cups or plastic bags.We are also... More
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Kibashira
7 April 2018|
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Response from SealSanctuaryGweek | Property representative |
Hello, we currently do not have any plastic straws on site. We did have some biodegradeable straws in recent months but now only have paper. We also have no plastic bottles, single use cups or plastic bags.We are also... More
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