Cornish Seal Sanctuary - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Cornish Seal Sanctuary
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a sanctuary for injured seal pups, and is owned by The SEA LIFE Trust. The centre is on the banks of the Helford River in Cornwall, England, UK, next to the village of Gweek. The origins of the seal sanctuary go back to 1958 when the founder, Ken Jones, discovered a baby seal washed up on the beach near his home at St Agnes.
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Flambards Theme Park
3.89km from Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Flambards Theme Park in Helston, Cornwall is a great family day out with plenty of great things to do. The theme park itself boasts the best thrill rides in Cornwall with its famous Hornet Roller coaster, Canon River Log Flume, mighty Thunderbolt and amazing Extreme Force. The Victorian Village Experience is a fantastic full size reconstruction of a typical Victorian Village with 50 shops and homes to wonder around you can really experience how life would have been.
Poldark Mine & The Cornish Heritage Collection
5.54km from Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Poldark Mine is the only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours and is generally regarded as one of the most historic locations in the annals of Cornish Mining History. The mine is on several levels and the guided tours by experienced Cornishmen receive many accolades for their unvarnished presentation and the real atmosphere in the mine itself. Its features include underground guided tours through ancient tin mine workings, a museum of industrial heritage.
6.2km from Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Trebah Garden is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall and rated among the 80 finest gardens in England. The garden was planted by Charles Fox in 1831 and has been compared to a Himalayan valley - a description which it deserves more than any other place in England.
6.3km from Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Loe Beach is a half-mile shingle bank that separates the Loe, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, from the sea. The fishhook-shaped Loe lies at the heart of Penrose Estate, a bucolic, National Trust–managed park perched atop Lizard Peninsula, mainland Britain’s most southerly point. It is within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is considered a classic Geological Conservation Review Site.
National Trust - Glendurgan Garden
6.45km from Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Glendurgan Garden is a National Trust property in Cornwall, England. The garden was created in the early 19th century by Alfred Fox, who planted a variety of jungle plants from South America. Today, the garden features a wide variety of plants, as well as a maze made out of cherry laurel. Glendurgan Garden is a beautiful and tranquil place, and it is well worth a visit if you are ever in Cornwall.
10.41km from Cornish Seal Sanctuary
A beautiful beach that was located on the more sheltered eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula, not far from the tip. It was covered with masses of sand , a stream and rock pools a plenty kids love Kennack Sands. The beach to the east is designated as a nature reserve so please treat it with respect, it can be reached via the footpath that runs along the back of the beach and over Carn Kennack.
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