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The Monkey Sanctuary

Address: Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1503 262532
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Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Looe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

3 year old grandson made the day loved the monkey but hated them at the same time, he really tried but wasn't sure what to make of the monkeys

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a fantastic day here,the keepers are very knowledgeable and informative, the setting is beautiful,the treetops cafe is fantastic ,thanks for the bob Marley chef !!

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was alright not loads to do but clearly a worthwhile cause. I guess good value as a family ticket gets you in fir a year but as we live quite far away it's not so good and I don't think we would revisit as not enough to do

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lovely setting, right by the sea. Great info from the monkey keepers. They are very knowledgeable and happy to chat. The monkeys were a delight. The whole place is run to provide the best care for these gorgeous creatures. Lots of picnic areas in the grounds where you can take your own food. Great on a sunny day. Very large... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was an enjoyable visit and really enjoyed talking to the keepers to gain an insight into the monkeys backgrounds. Would def return if in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went to the monkey sanctuary while staying in Looe. Very entertaining and a good way to see monkeys interacting with each other, with their keepers and even with us. The keepers had a very wide knowledge of monkey's behaviour and were happy to share it with everybody. Really enjoyed it. I would definitelly recommend it. The location is exceptional... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had a few hours to kill so came here wasnt the cheapest as iv paid something similar togo to big zoos , walked around the place in about five minutes such a tiny place enjoy seeing the animals though .lady on the door was very sweet ,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I would go back to the monkey sanctuary because it a good charity to help save monkeys that not getting treated right and treat them right in there

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Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited many years ago when it was run very differently. Only eating establishment is an outdoor veggie cafe located up wooden stairs. Think tree house with no protection from the elements..food was good if you like veggie food but no sandwiches! Veggie hot dogs, burgers et. The crisps were stale only having 2 days left on the BB date. Cost... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We enjoyed two visits in a week whilst spending time in Cornwall. On a good day you get a sea view. On both visits we saw plenty of monkeys, including the new baby. The staff were really helpful and have plenty of information; including details of some of the monkeys' sad start to life as pets. You can spend hours... More 

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