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The Monkey Sanctuary

Looe PL13 1NZ, England
44 (0)1503 262532
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Looe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different species of monkeys mostly rescued from the primate pet... more » Owner description: An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different species of monkeys mostly rescued from the primate pet trade. Come and see how they have flourished in their new homes with their monkey friends.See our monkeys, learn about primates, explore our wildlife gardens and take part in workshops for all ages. Treat yourself to an eco-friendly gift from our onsite Gift Shop and lunch in our Treetop Cafe. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great day out, informative, interesting and supporting the sanctuary. Couldn't ask for more. We would recommend it to anyone

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The staff are very well informed half a day is suffice for this attraction, mainly for the kids/grand kids, because it rely,s mainly on donations but you do pay an entrance fee, for which you can use all year round ! the road and car parks are a bit of a challenge to the basic family car having said that... More

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely to see such beautiful creatures being so well looked after in a lovely environment - we even adopted one!! Be careful of the drive there as it at the end of a narrow single track road that can get quite busy

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n wales
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Took two small children on a rainy day in AUgust. Both were charmed by the monkeys and we were very impressed by the knowledge and commitment of the keepers to their rescued charges. The owners have obviously tried hard to incorporate a range of activities for children to do, and ours were kept occupied all day.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Whilst the parts of the monkey sanctuary I saw looked great, and the keepers really enjoyed talking about their animals I didn't get to see all of the exhibits due to the location and those Cornish Hills. This isn't their fault it's just an issue for those of us in mobility scooters. They just aren't built for hills, so if... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just minutes from Looe itself and easy to find. By car beware the narrow roads near it and get ready to use the passing places. You get the odd poor driver trying to push there was through and they just end up blocking the road like fools. Free parking is available but it can get really busy and good to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Firstly, well done to the workers & sanctuary for saving the monkeys from the horrible life they had before. The staff know their stuff and are also helpful & friendly. The monkeys are great (what you can see), but there are far too few of them and no variety. We went around all the enclosures, the shop, the playground and... More

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Portchester, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited with our 11 year old. Despite being fairly small we all really enjoyed our visit. We were all highly impressed by the volunteers/staff who were positioned all around the enclosures. They all spoke eloquently and enthusiastically and at some length about all the different monkeys. This gave a very personal touch that at no time felt forced. My 11... More

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

An amazing place. Nice to see the monkeys looking happy and well cared for! Good playground. Very friendly and informative staff. Nice location. An excellent day out for all the family!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited the sanctuary with our 2 year old and 5 year old and can highly recommend. Its not Disneyland and you're not going to entertain the kids for the whole day but its definitely worth a visit. Obviously the work they do in rescuing primates is very important and the admission money is worth it for that alone. The best... More

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