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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

England
01507 526667
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Ranked #5 of 203 attractions in Lincolnshire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Brigg, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Without doubt from about the end of October this is the best place to see seals in the UK. Hundreds of pups are born every year and many just beyond the viewing fence. The pregnant females come into give birth and then quickly followed by the males who are eager to mate. Despite a few major disasters in the past... More

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Sandhurst
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Since we were last there, new car park and loads of good paths put in. However, disappointed not to see any obvious wildlife or the RAF practicing dropping "bags of flour" or flares.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

my daughter and myslef went here last November (2013). Excellent conditions, and we had the pleasure of seeing a pup being born. Wonderful experience.

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

we travel to donna nook every year and it never ceases to amaze me how close the mother's and pups are to the fencing get some wonderful photos unfortunatly the tidal surge we had at the end of last year meant that a lot of the pups from last years litter got washed away which is so sad they are... More

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Boston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great afternoon out at Donna Nook, volunteer worker who we spoke to very informative.. You can get very close to the seals which is good to ! Recommend !

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

There were 1200 seals, mums and pups on this small bit of beach. Breath taking sight/experience. The bulls were further out but mum and pups were right at the fence. We stayed about 2 hours only because it was cold - I could have stayed much longer. A little pre-visit reading on seal behavior might make you appreciate / understand... More

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Louth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Have been to visit the seals many times over the past 20 years. The sight still takes my breath away. Many thanks to the Lincolnshire Wildlife trust who have worked hard to maintain the safety of the seals. To be so close to wild animals is amazing.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great close-up view of Seals and their pups. Experts on hand for help and advice. A fair few birds close by too for the interested photographer. Maybe a little cold for some people so wrap up if you are susceptible to colder weather.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Donna Nook nature reserve is a natural bit of mud bank & dunes near Grimsby. I took an American guest for a visit on their trip to England. She was amazed at how close we got to the seals & their pups. Literally only four feet away & a ramshackle fence between us. Great place for the family & free!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

A fantastic opportunity to get so close to so many seals. I went mid-week and tho' busy in the afternoon, it was still easy to view them and talk to the many rangers around. I also returned in the morning when it was quiet and peaceful. And it's all free, as others have said. (And yes, the car park does... More

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