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Edinburgh Zoo

#43 of 411 things to do in Edinburgh Features Animals
134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, Scotland
+44 131 334 9171
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Even in the rain a highly recommended visit

We went on a rainy day (booked online and weren't flexible) and I have to admit; before entering... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Family day at the zoo

Well this is a short and sweet review. The animals were great with a varied variety and easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, Scotland
+44 131 334 9171
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a rainy day (booked online and weren't flexible) and I have to admit; before entering the zoo, I doubted to see even one single animal. Fortunately, we were proven so wrong and actually had a great time. Almost no other visitors, no...More

Thank Loewenzahn_Travel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well this is a short and sweet review. The animals were great with a varied variety and easy to see. Great to see the Panda and Kolala's for example. The map was informative but not to scale as some exhibits are not exactly where they...More

Thank M-Painter73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I went to the zoo early morning on a weekend and thought that we going to wait in the line for long time but we had our ticket less that 5 mins which they explain to us the feeding times that are...More

Thank Hind A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day , Great exhibits , No Rain & views fantastic but make sure you get to see the animal before 5pm as some shut or close earlier than we expected so didn't see them.

Thank EcclestnFamily
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were invited to the zoo to attend The Family Dream Night. It was great fun and all the kids really enjoyed it. A lot of the animals were sleeping but there was so much to see and do. The apes were our favourites and...More

Thank Kcc1988D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was at the Edinburgh Fringe and decided to spend a half day at the zoo, I took the no 100 bus from Waverly(Edinburgh) station, £1.60 single. Reading recent TA reviews I think a few facts need to be spelled out. The zoo is built...More

Thank marlborough6
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came to this zoo not really expecting much as we come from North Wales and about 10 minutes away from Chester Zoo and not much lives up to that. I was totally impressed, what a gorgeous setting and beautiful maintained zoo! The staff clearly...More

Thank lozzeth
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a terrible zoo, animals that are hard to see especially the panda who did not make an appearance today anytime before we left (maybe he came out after 2pm) I'm told by the keeper that he didn't come out on Saturday at all! No...More

1  Thank LetsHopeTheSunShines
Callum R, Visitor Experience Manager at Edinburgh Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for leaving us your comments regarding your recent visit. With regard to your comment about the number of animals you saw this is something that is not totally within our control as the animals are not deliberately forced to stay in any one...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went to Edinburgh Zoo, as we had heard about the Pandas . We went round the zoo and found that a lot of the pens were under refurbishment and a lot of the time we could not see many of the...More

1  Thank Julia D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was given this as a 60th Birthday present from family and have to say I had the most amazing day of my life. Amy the keeper for the day was incredible in her knowledge and habits of all the animals considering she had not...More

Thank Laurane C
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Thank you this was helpful sorry I pressed the wrong button, I will look and book online thank you for your help
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Response from sally72ann | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you will not have any trouble, when we were there inside the cafeteria there was a lady with a double buggy and she looked fine, the idea of starting at the top and walking down seems a good option, when you go in... More
Claire G
8 August 2017|
Response from LetsHopeTheSunShines | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you live really close by it is probably worth it as it has some play areas and you would stand more chance of seeing the panda if you go more often. I wouldn't drive a long way to go there again though. Best test it... More