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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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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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The tour guide was interesting and informative. We really bought into their cause and the monkeys were mesmerising. It couldn't really fill a whole day out, we spent about 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The tour guide was interesting and informative. We really bought into their cause and the monkeys were mesmerising. It couldn't really fill a whole day out, we spent about 3 hours there including lunch. Really great place to visit with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely little attraction which seems to be doing a good job. The enclosures are big and spacious, the residents seem happy and well cared for. There were knowledgeable staff by every enclosure introducing the various monkeys and telling visitors about their histories. My children (7 and 10) really enjoyed their time and loved the treasure hunt type... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I visited the Monkey Sanctuary today with a few friends, and we all really enjoyed it! It is a bit out in the sticks, led to by narrow country roads, but this adds to the experience (as well as being a great quiet environment for the monkeys) and doesn't make access particularly difficult. There was ample parking and toilet facilities,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My adult daughter and I spent a brilliant morning at the Monkey Sanctuary followed by a tasty veggie lunch at the cafe. We had planned a visit before travelling to Cornwall and expectations were high. As we drove down the narrow lanes to the Sanctuary we were impressed how isolated and ideal it was for the monkeys. Each monkey had... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Went here for an afternoon out whilst staying in Cornwall. The monkeys are beautiful and you can get close upto them. The people who work there are so caring and tell all the stories about the monkeys they have rescued. steep inclines so people with walking problems need to be careful. at the minute there's a baby monkey too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous place, I have been to zoos and wildlife parks all over the country and I have never seen one with such amazing enclosures. All the staff were really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It was a great experience, very emotional and insightful. I'll definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Would say that it is better to go when the weather is a bit clearer/drier as if you want to spend a bit more time here. The monkies are great most of them rescued (woolly monkies have been a part of this sanctuary for years). The keepers are the best part walking around giving talks seemingly constantly so you leave... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It was OK went here 7 years ago so thought they may be a bit better change but trip was over in 2 hours not that many monkeys to see the rest is just grounds and dirty swap however staff very friendly and nice wouldn't drive all that way and struggle driving up tiny roads again just a Shame they... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Close to all the monkeys and staff give talks about the monkeys regularly throughout the day. Range of activities for the children with prizes for free. However, the experience I had at the treetop cafe within the monkey sanctuary ruined our experience! Rude staff, undercooked/cold food, slow service, not clean!!! Overall, the monkey sanctuary is good for young children, but... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Fantastic little day out had here. I have never been before, was bowled over my the scenery, a very beautiful location. It is out in the sticks, but my ansums, this is Cornwall and we know how to drive our cars. Extremely informative staff will tell you virtually everything you need to know about their monkeys, they seem to be... More 

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