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Pictures of The National Seal Sanctuary

in the town of Gweek, in the county of Cornwall

About The National Seal Sanctuary

The Seal Sanctuary was set up in 1958 in the small village of St Agnes, in 1974 we moved to Gweek after we needed more space for the resident seals.

The Sanctuary opened to the public in 1975 and has now become the leading centre for rescued grey seals. The Sanctuary also provides a home to 18 residents these include Grey Seals, Common Seals, Fur Seals, Californian Sea lion and Patagonian Sea lions.

The Seal Sanctuary does the majority of its rescue work between September and February and can rescue anywhere between 30 ~ 50 pups during these months. Grey seal pups can stay at the sanctuary for anything up to 6 ~ 8 months.

The National Seal Sanctuary also runs an adoption programme for all or residents, this helps towards the cost of feed and medication for our residents and rescued pups. The adoption last for one year and makes an ideal gift for someone special.

Recommended towns & villages near The National Seal Sanctuary

Porthleven, Cornwall. Looking towards the harbour mouth from the east

Porthleven (55 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(4.8 miles, 7.6 km, direction W)

Porthleven has two picturesque harbours - the inner harbour is lined with dazzling white cottages, with the walls of the outer harbour giving shelter from the often tumultuous seas...

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Falmouth (91 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

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Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove (48 Pictures)

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The scenery surrounding Kynance Cove is as dramatic as it is beautiful...

Kynance Cove

Lizard (119 Pictures)

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For an abiding memory of sheer grandeur the spectacular scenery surrounding the village of Lizard set in the heart of the Lizard Peninsular is hard to beat, for this artists.....

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St Mawes (54 Pictures)

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Glendurgan Gardens, in Cornwall.  Tree Heather in flower in March

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These beautiful gardens are set on a rising landscape at the side of the Helford River. The gardens, mainly full of exotic trees.....

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A picture of Goonhilly Downs

Goonhilly Downs (8 Pictures)

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Pendennis Castle, Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall

Pendennis Castle (11 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction NE)

Built at the side of a naturally deep harbour Pendennis Castle forms one of Henry VIII's coastal defences, built to guard against.....

Carn Brae, Redruth, Cornwall, on a beautiful clear day

Carn Brae Castle (6 Pictures)

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