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National Seal Sanctuary

Gweek, Cornwall

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The National Seal Sanctuary is on the Helford Estuary in Gweek, Cornwall. It is a rescue, rehabilitation and release centre for seals. It has nursery pools, convalescence and resident pools together with a specially designed hospital for treating injured and rescued seals.

Their main attractions and residents include Grey and Common Seals, but they also have Fur Seals Hooded Seals and Californian and Patagonian Sea Lions. Other animals include Otters, ponies and goats, sheep and a cat. From time to time if they have been rescued you may also see penguins.

The highlight of a visit is the feeding demonstrations that take place throughout the day. During the summer season they run a safari bus.

Entry ticket valid all day.

Location: National Seal Sanctuary, nr Gweek, Cornwall

Grid Reference: SW707265 Ceremonial County: Cornwall

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo: Google Aerial Map

Getting there: Frm Helston follow the A3083 towards Culdrose then turn onto the B3293 to Gweek. In Gweek village turn right just before the Gweek Inn public house and follow the signs.

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Email: seals@sealsanctuary.co.uk
Address: The National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, nr Helston, Cornwall
Postcode: TR12 6UG Telephone: 01326 221361
Opening Times: All Year every day except Christmas Day from 10am

Charges: Range from 3.95 to 31 depending on the type of ticket you buy.

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By: Tracey Park Section: Wildlife Key:
Page Ref: seal_sanctuary_cornwall Topic: Seals  Last Updated: 03/2010

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