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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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Truro, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went to the sanctuary today, we had been also 20 years ago before with our children and enjoyed it, today I was very disappointed as you were so far away from seeing the monkeys which were few and far between and when one of the staff called people over to see the monkeys being given boiled eggs spoke to... More

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Cantley, Doncaster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We was really looking forward to visiting the monkey sanctuary, but unfortunately children over 5 are classed as adults so it cost us £32 to enter for 4 people (2 adults + 2 teenagers). Once inside the disappointment sets in as there is only a hand full of monkeys on display in rather run down enclosures. I've no doubt the... More

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I loved this place. The staff were friendly and told us lots about these poor monkeys, who have had some terrible things to deal with in their past. The monkeys are very funny. Don't be fooled, this isn't a zoo, it's a sanctuary, so all the monkeys are sort of the same breed and there are not lots. There is... More

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worcs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Very narrow lanes to get there but the sanctuary was well run and informative. Children's play areas were good and there were nice walks.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was looking forward to visiting the Monkey Sanctuary and had read about it in advance but was totally wowed by the place. The staff were so knowledgable and told continued stories about all of the monkeys, their individual quirks and how they came to be at the sanctuary, and monkeys themselves are such characters. We intended to stay for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

25 pounds for a family of 5 to enter. The money does go to a good cause and they do some good work. Whole place is a bit too right on and politically correct for my liking. Lots of new age hippies with new age attitudes. Very informative but not very entertaining not my type of place but if you... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The place is up in the hills in a remote location, the Sat. Nav. took us to the door but down some very narrow lanes. Please be aware it does not open till 11pm, the café opens at 10-30am. We paid £6-50 each concessions but remember you have free entry after for 12 months at any time. Yes it is... More

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is one of the most enjoyable visits we've ever been on. The Guides were so interesting and informative and hearing the background history of the monkeys was sometimes heart-rending. Everyone who works there is committed to the welfare of the monkeys and they answered any questions you asked. We can thoroughly recommend a visit to this marvellous place and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Zoo keepers know their stuff.. they do a fantastic job. We spent nearly two hours in there. There is café at the top of the park to have a bite of lunch and a drink

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It houses many rescued monkeys and sadly, some are very disturbed. The keepers care about their charges and are extremely helpful. Thank goodness for places like these. Give your support.

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