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The Monkey Sanctuary

Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
44 (0)1503 262532
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Ranked #4 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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

not to bad a day out,,but youll burn your time there very quick,,,expensive to get in ,, the place itself is fairly run down and once your there ,, unless you have a huge attraction to chimpy you could walk out in a short time thinking,,"well that was a waste of money,,i understand its probably very costly to run,,,but i... More

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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Chucking it down with rain and this place is down the narrowest of single track lanes... Got there and it really was in a poor state so drove back out.

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Newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Well there are some changes. No interactive monkey sessions by the house - but that's Health and Safety I guess. Also a complete u-turn on the breeding of monkeys in captivity at the sanctuary - so a change for the better. Great informative staff

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Murrayton House is a large country a few miles from Looe overlooking the sea. About 50 years ago it became a money sanctuary. We both enjoyed our visit to this rather special place. It really is a sanctuary .... don't go expecting to see a zoo. The wonderful staff aim to provide the best possible lives for the moneys who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This place is a safe haven for the monkeys. I have read some of the negative comments and some people need to get a life...it is a sanctuary for these animals for goodness sake. The entrance fee goes towards the upkeep of the sanctuary and to make the lives of the monkeys much better. The staff were helpful and informative... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff, who are obviously very committed and passionate about the project and the monkeys in residence. We loved reading and hearing about each monkey's background and will go back if we ever find ourselves in the area again. As I can't find its own page, the Tree Tops cafe, just outside the sanctuary's main entrance, is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was such an eye-opener. The staff are dedicated & knowledgable with heaps of experience & anecdotes about the animals they care for. They also have an impressive global perspective as the sanctuary advises groups, communities & organisatiions across the world. For instance, we learnt that Morocco wants to develop a similar facility. It was a fascinating visit. The entrance... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Had a lovely day out here. Well worth supporting this place/ charity. Lots of talks from the keepers as you go round. The monkeys all look happy and well cared for

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The park is down some very narrow lanes (typically Cornish) but not very well sign posted. It's all steep hill's and gravel paths so not great with pushchairs or wheelchairs. It's a reasonably well priced place, baring in mind it is a charity and the monkeys are all rescued. The enclosures were brilliant with lots for the monkeys to do... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wild futures monkey sanctuary is located by Looe in a fairly remote location. The roads and scenery are stunning to the attraction. The sanctuary is very natural and pretty. The sanctuary homes many monkeys rescued from the pet trade and as well as being amazing this place is educational and eye opening. Each monkey has a story, a character and... More

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