The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Barcaldine

#5 of 51 in Parks in Argyll and Bute
Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
On the shores of stunning Loch Creran, The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary combines a spectacular aquarium with a seal rescue facility. You can even feed the sharks. As you travel through the aquarium, you will see over 50 marine displays. Continue on to find the Loch Creran Nature Trail, which will lead you to the exciting woodland forest adventure play area. Be sure to watch for interactive talks, animal presentations, and feeding demonstrations. Whatever the weather, there is always something to do at the sanctuary. Enjoy refreshments at the Shoreline Coffee Shop while looking over the best views of Loch Creran. Before you head to Barcaldine, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Barcaldine trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Barcaldine has to offer, including The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
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  • So sad to be here at the end.of a 40 year history of caring for wildlife. By the time this is accepted the Sanctuary longer exist. This is primarily to say "Well done, &'Good luck" to the...  more »
  • We live in oban but i have to admit it's been a wee while since we visited sea life sanctuary last time. We went out for a visit couple of weeks ago and it's been such a great wee day out. Kids loved....  more »
  • Great for little kids, my little cousins and sister loved it as they could get involved in lots of activities! There was a gift shop which was a little bit expensive, but there were lots of things available to buy there. There were also activities that kids can complete in order to earn medals so overall it was very fun. Would definitely recommend visiting!!
  • What a lovely place. We visited on a wet day which was okay as nearly all of the attraction is under shelter. I was informed that the sea life sanctuary is set to close at the end of the month. I am absolutely devastated to hear this, as the service the staff provide not only to the public but most importantly to poorly seals is most needed. Now sick seals have to travel to the east coast of Scotland to get the much needed treatment they deserve. I just hope Merlin have a change of heart before it's too late.
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