National Seal Sanctuary (Helston) Reviews
Description:The National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, near Helston, Cornwall TR12 6UG, England. Tel = 01326 221361.
Newest Review: ... finding a tourist information place to get a leaflet about the Sanctuary or a book containing lots of local attractions as this will give you discount off the ticket prices. I had a "Save £4 on all adults" ticket but then just happened to have gone to Penzance the day before and when parking, my ticket had a "50% off entry" ticket which was the best deal - prices for the ... more
Customer National Seal Sanctuary (Helston) Reviews (11)
by - written on 25/07/13 (Very useful, 62 readings)
Myself and my partner visited the Cornish Seal Sanctuary last week as part of our 5-day camping holiday down in Cornwall. We were staying in Helston so this was thankfully just 5 minutes away. Finding the sanctuary was not hard thanks to my sat nav, but without one you simply follow the instructions to go along the A roads, then the Sanctuary is sign posted with brown signs. When turning down the road to find the Sanctuary, it seems unusual because it just looks like a road full of houses and doesn't look like the kind of place to have a tourist attraction, but it is here! The car park is quite large and can accommodate a number of vehicles - we arrived 15 ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/11/12, updated on 05/11/12 (Very useful, 60 readings)
As a child I went to the Gweek seal sanctuary a number of times with my Dad and on a recent trip to Cornwall this past August I took my boyfriend along for a visit. What is is and where? Now known as the Cornish seal sanctuary it is located in Gweek (suprisingly enough) by the Lizard peninsula in south Cornwall. They rescue seals and sea lions etc - rehabilitating them where possible for release back into the wild. What animals are there? They have seals, sealions, penguins and otters on the lower level of the sanctuary (the whole place is perched on a slope), at the top are some farm animals including goats and a sheep called ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/04/11 (Very useful, 61 readings)
We have just returned home from a short break in Cornwall. When we were planning our visit we knew we wanted to go to The National Seal Sanctuary. Me and my partner have visited twice before but this time we took his daughter and my niece with us and knew they would enjoy the experience. Even better, because we all have Merlin Annual Passes admission for us was free so it seemed like a good idea to visit, especially as we were only staying 20 minutes down the road. ==Where is it?== ----------------------- The Seal Sanctuary is located in Gweek, near Helston in Cornwall. Gweek is a small village so I imagine getting there using public ... Read the complete review
by MissLcornwall - written on 10/11/09
We have been going to the Sanctuary for years and have enjoyed every second of it! There is just sooo much to do!! Firstly, you couldn't ask for a more beautiful destination. The Sanctuary is set with a backdrop of the gorgeous Helford estuary in the quaint little village of Gweek, just outside of Helston. Theres the seal hospital (this is where the seal pups will be in winter), then several pools which are home to loads of different types of seals. Theres a seal rescue academy where one of the staff will teach you what they do when they rescue a pup and you get a chance to have a go as well. Theres the most wonderful underwater viewing areas - where you can watch the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/09/09 (Very useful, 70 readings)
We were in Cornwall for a week for a wedding and because it was a glorious day, and we were out and about in the car, decided to got to the Seal sanctuary at Gweek near Helston. And we were glad we did. It was great. We actually found the place itself a little confusing to find. Although there are good directions, you're led through what seems to be a bungalow housing estate and you do wonder if someone has messed with the signs...don't worry, this is the right direction!! There are plenty of car park spaces, although some of them are on a grassy slope and are a bit precarious! You enter the seal sanctuary through a rather cramped ... Read the complete review
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