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Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

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Address: South Plate Hill 1 Ratho Quarry | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8AA, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 131 333 6333
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00

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Clip & Climb - Brilliant family activity!!

We visited the centre with our 2 children aged 10 & 7 for a Clip & Climb session and all 4 of us loved it!! The staff were really friendly and helpful and were full of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alex K
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the centre with our 2 children aged 10 & 7 for a Clip & Climb session and all 4 of us loved it!! The staff were really friendly and helpful and were full of encouragement until we all gained a bit of confidence. The Clip & Climb facility is suitable for all abilities and by limiting the numbers... More 

Thank Alex K
Rota, Spain
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We do not live here but wish we did due to this place. My kids love to climb and they really enjoyed the pulley systems that allowed them some freedom. It is great priced as well.

Thank carebecca
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a birthday gift from my girlfriend. Nice and peaceful location, great staff, and an incredible place to explore. Loved everything about it, will be back again

Thank jonnyrowett
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Parked in the ample car park and headed to reception. We were greeted by probably the friendliest team I've come across, First impressions count and the team here got it 100% right. As competent climbers we completed the mandatory paperwork and headed off to the walls. Its the biggest indoor centre in Europe with plenty of top roped, assisted and... More 

1 Thank HarryScranners
United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We go to EICA quite often. It is a really nice place. You can go for the whole day or just for an hour and it is still really fun. I highly recommend it. If you go make sure you wear warm, stretchy clothes. It's quite cold!!!

Thank h0lidayf0lk
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I booked 2 hours Climb & Abseil for my sister's hen party and it went down so well with the hens! The instructors allow you to go at your own pace and there was no pressure to do anything you weren't comfortable with, though everyone was really up for it - I wouldn't have made it to the top of... More 

Thank Spaceface14
Larbert, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

As I'm planning a charity abseil from the Forth Bridge I though it wise to try first somewhere. Jess, our instructor, couldn't have been more helpful. After our session she took us on a short tour of the facilities & explained everything they had available. It really is a fabulous leisure facility I will definitely visit again.

Thank Iain B
Stirling, United Kingdom
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397 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I took an introduction to abseiling and it was amazing! Jess, our instructor, put me at ease straight way given I'm not good with heights; in fact 'I don't do heights'. All clipped up, reassured and off the 85 foot drop. Once you've don't it once the second and third time were easier. Then off to the other end and... More 

Thank Kenneth_Smith
East Lothian, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Family of 4 did the 1hr clip n climb session - kids aged 12 and 9, thoroughly enjoyed it, as did parents! The slide and scream did lead to some screaming if you go from the very top... Very cold in climbing arena so wrap up warm. If not wearing gloves need to remove jewellery. Good views of arena from... More 

1 Thank lyndawilson72
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A very impressive arena, but let down by Unwelcoming and unhelpful staff, they looked uninterested to help customers, and snobby. Location is very remote and if coming by public transport, directions are very poor and no street lighting on footpath between nearest bus stop and centre, meaning in evenings you have to walk in complete darkness for 15mins along a... More 

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