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Edinburgh Zoo

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134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, Scotland
+44 131 334 9171
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We visited here it was a cold snowy day but it was absolutely brilliant day ! What a fantastic zoo... read more

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Paul B
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Fantastic zoo and great way to spend a couple of hours. Chinese light display was great too... read more

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Edinburgh Zoo is set in 82 acres of sloping parkland and is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre. It is home to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, including chimpanzees, sun bears, Indian Rhinos, the UK's only koalas and the first Giant Pandas in the UK for 17 years.You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities from keeper talks to hands-on animal encounters. There is also a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas and a fantastic gift shop.Viewing for the Giant Pandas is free but ticketed.(Included with entry fee) To avoid disappointment we are advising all visitors to pre-book their tickets through our website to guarantee viewing. Panda viewing tickets must be booked at the same time as you buy your entry ticket.
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“big cats” (399 reviews)
“giant pandas” (283 reviews)
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134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, Scotland
+44 131 334 9171
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here it was a cold snowy day but it was absolutely brilliant day ! What a fantastic zoo and a great variety of animals ! We saw the giant panda and the koalas which was a highlight for us and one of our...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic zoo and great way to spend a couple of hours. Chinese light display was great too, extremely well done

Thank Reviewersonline
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here just to see the beautiful display of Lantern. The lanterns are beautifully crafted and the display was amazing. It’s a good family outing as well. For visitors wear winter clothings as it’s cold up here.

Thank Al N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed in Edinburgh over Christmas and the only thing open (that wasn't fully booked) on Christmas Day was Zoo! It was open 10-1pm which was enough time to go around and see all the enclosures and ideal as it wasn't very busy. I loved how...More

Thank Nadia S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I particularly love the talks by the keepers, most of ours were by Tom, he was very good indeed and we learned a lot. Lovely red pandas, Sumatra tiger and, my favourite, the primates.

Thank Debsyoung
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time, went in January even though it was quite the staff were really professional and polite. Have to say the member of staff called Barry who did the walk around and talk on the animals was fantastic and I can't say enough...More

Thank lukeball95
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on a snowy weekday and often felt like we were the only ones in the zoo! With guest numbers for the whole zoo probably not even in triple figures it was easy to navigate the area and although it was snowy and icy,...More

1  Thank kkymmy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this zoo out of season to see the Giant Pandas and we did not leave disapointed. Out of season you can see the pandas when ever you would like and high season you are required to get a viewing slot. The zoo has the...More

Thank richyrich_2004
Reviewed 4 days ago

Location was on a hill. To see each habitat you needed to hike up the hill. Some parts was steep. Most animals was inside or sleeping so you see a empty enclosure. The penguin parade was just one penguin willing to walk out of it's...More

1  Thank nhvacabadfood
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Edinburgh Zoo today week and it's simply amazing. Animals are very well kept and fed, the place is naturally beautiful and I cannot praise enough the dedication and knowledge of the staff. We attended all the guided tours that the zoo offers...More

Thank Tiziana M
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19 January 2018|
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Response from SamUK1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, snow is likely and the area around the zoo very icy so I’d probably not risk it myself. Some animals will be out but you can’t book to see giant pandas at present. If you’re brave wrap up very warm as the zoo is pretty... More
Suzanne C
4 January 2018|
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Response from Elaine C | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of bus services that stop at the zoo, just depends on where your starting point is. If its the city centre you can hop on a 31, 26,12 or 100.
Tom and Anne H
16 December 2017|
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Response from Paula D | Reviewed this property |
I would check the times of for instance the penguin parade and other timed events if going at busy time of year pandas are timed slots and build your visit around these. But would definitely allow a good 4 hours if you want... More