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The Monkey Sanctuary

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Address: Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1503 262532
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Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides...
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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Nice day

Been to monkey sanctuary a few times now it's not very big and won't last a whole day but still defiantly worth a visit... Loved seeing the new addition little lilly

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Myself and my husband visited this sanctuary today and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There was ample, good level parking and just a short walk down to the entrance to the sanctuary. There was an atmosphere of peace here with the monkeys obviously well cared for, well fed and happy. The enclosures were large, clean, secure and full of things to... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit. So much to see and lovely to see all the rescued animals so lovingly cared for here. Very touching to witness the recovery of each monkey resident. Something for everyone here.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was very impressed with this place, despite its small and compact size, i spent 3 hours there. There are toilet facilities, a rooftop cafe that sells lovely freshly prepared food, a shop that also sells ice cream and hot drinks. The gardens are small but very pretty and natural. The staff were very informative and friendly. The monkeys were... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It's a good thing this place exists. Not only for the monkeys but for us humans as well - it makes us more compassionate. The place is well run. The staff are very well informed and keen to share the stories of the monkeys. It was an educational experience. Great veggie cafe also. I highly recommend it and am now... More 

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Witney, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I visited the sanctuary whilst staying in Looe. This is a lovely place and a sanctuary is exactly what it is. The rescued monkeys are so well looked after and certainly have much better lives than it seems that they had previously. The keepers are passionate about what they do and provide very informative talks too. As... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Love this place, came here 15 yrs ago when it was just Woolley monkeys. Quite a small place, only half a day needed. I just love how its setup and the fact it rescues monkeys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved the sanctuary and it's beautiful gardens. My son had the best time. Whatever you do make sure you stop at Treetop Cafe and have some of their delicious vegan food, then stop in the shop to stock up on more to take home. Staff were brilliant, everyone with plenty of time to chat and make you feel welcome.... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Th Monkey Sanctuary may seem small in comparison to other wildlife centres or zoos, but even despite that this is a really interesting place to visit and really does make you think. Every one of the monkeys that they have in the sanctuary has been rescued from either the primate pet trade or from circus's and the like. The Monkey... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Been to monkey sanctuary a few times now it's not very big and won't last a whole day but still defiantly worth a visit... Loved seeing the new addition little lilly

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you like Monkeys , then this is the place to go, and you get a free year membership , so if you find yourself with a nice day you can return ..

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