Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cornwall  /  Looe  /  The Monkey Sanctuary

The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

3.7
A mandatory stop for all animal lovers, The Monkey Sanctuary was founded in 1964 in order to care for rescued woolly monkeys. The site shelters animals descended from woolly monkeys rescued over the last five decades, as well a growing number of capuchin monkeys saved from the more recent illegal pet trade. You can see these animals moving freely inside large enclosures, designed to keep them as safe and as comfortable as possible. Also on the premises of the sanctuary is a colony of rare lesser horseshoe bats, living inside a 19th-century building that also serves as the site’s official visitor center. Stop by the sanctuary to see how you can help the effort to end the primate trade in the United Kingdom and abroad. Use our Looe day trip planning app to arrange your visit to The Monkey Sanctuary and other attractions in Looe.
Create an itinerary including The Monkey Sanctuary
map
The Monkey Sanctuary Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
810 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Not for disabled as steps, however we learnt so much and the work that they do to ensure their rescued monkeys have an e cellent quality of life.  more »
  • The thing that makes this place is the informative and intersting talks from all those that work there. You can tell they know the monkeys well and have lots of information to share. Its not a huge pl...  more »
  • A lovely afternoon here ,doesn't take long to see everything but well worth it ,their dedication is so obvious and great knowledge of each monkey,also includes a year pass with entry,  more »

Plan your trip to Looe

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Looe

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Looe by other users

12 days in Wales & Cornwall BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Looe BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Looe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM CANADA July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Looe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Looe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Looe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Looe BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Looe SEE PLAN September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Looe SEE PLAN September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans