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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Address: North Somercotes, England
Phone Number: 01507 526667
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Amazing experience!

We travelled here in November 2015. Upon arrival we didn't really know what to expect, but as we follow the reserve on social media, we knew that there would be at least some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't particularly go to see the seals, but for a ride out with visiting family. As it happened, no seals - apparently to be seen in winter - but also no walking on the reserve as the red flags were flying, showing possible RAF activity.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We travelled here in November 2015. Upon arrival we didn't really know what to expect, but as we follow the reserve on social media, we knew that there would be at least some seals due to the seal counter. When arrived and parked, you have to climb up a hill of sand to the top, which is where the seals... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I find the Tripadvisor reviews of this misleading, you can only see the Seals close up between October and January, if you go any other time the seals are about half a mile or more out and can really only be seen with binoculars. The road to the car park is narrow so take care, There are no signs to... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Great place to visit any time of the year, but especially in November when all the seal pups are being born. Never seen so many seals in one place and so close to the footpaths. Totally amazing.

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1 Thank KarenT1974
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

If you are interested in wildlife, and Mother Nature close up, this is the place to visit. The Grey Seals come ashore to give birth to their young ones, and then mate with the mature Bull's. The number of births have risen year on year with birth numbers of 1700+, truly amazing, you will be blown away with it all,... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a treat it is to visit Donna Nook and see these beautiful animals. I couldn't believe how close we could get to them. The colony of seals is very large and we were lucky enough to see a pup be born during our visit. A truly magical experience.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Wow this place is so magical And the people here what help out when the seals are in are just amazing A must place for people who love seeing what real life is

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Nice visit, made interesting by the way the seals are undeterred while bombing practise is carried out

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Visited here at the suggestion of friends and was bowled over by the amazing sights of seals and their pups. The venue is free - which is amazing considering there are staff on hand to explain everything and information panels to protect you from the exposed location. We went towards the end of the season to avoid the big crowds... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

If your a wild life lover this is a must when the seals have there pups it is so amazing to see and you can get up close

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