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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

England
01507 526667
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Ranked #4 of 189 attractions in Lincolnshire
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The seals are well worth the visit and I concur with everything written about them just enthralling.The new car park however is a total disaster the base of the car park is porous allowing all the mud and ground water to come through visitors have to drive through about 7.5cm of mud and subsequently walk through it with young children... More

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

a brilliant place for individuals or familys always nice to see the new cubs and its amazing how close you can get to them would reccommend anyone to visit here, it does get busy but well worth the trip i return year after year

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Loads of seals, loads of info, and loads of cars/people BUT we did go at a weekend. Farmer only charging £1 for parking too - so who can argue at that.

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The best experience you could hope for! We went expecting to see a handful of seals a little bit of a distance away but were astounded to see 1000s of seals some only a couple of feet away. Such beautiful sights such as a newborn cub suckling, a male and female seal cuddling and if your lucky (we just missed... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

we went on the 17th nov there was lots of pups it was my first time there and we managed to see a birth too which was once in a life time thing,i would highly recommed it if ur in to things like that

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