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Address: Forthside Terrace, North Queensferry KY11 1JR, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1383 411880
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Deep Sea World is located underneath the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, in the...

Deep Sea World is located underneath the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, in the quaint village of North Queensferry. Deep Sea World is one of the premier attractions in Scotland, offering fun for the whole family, no matter what their age. Come along and see our spectacular underwater tunnel and come face to face with one of Europe's largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks and even dive with them...If you're feeling brave enough!

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Haven't been here for 9 years or so and was surprised to see it really hadn't changed much. Although it provided entertainment for the best part of an afternoon, it did feel... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been here for 9 years or so and was surprised to see it really hadn't changed much. Although it provided entertainment for the best part of an afternoon, it did feel rather tired and in need of an update. Good selection of talks and feeding displays by knowledgable staff and enjoyed the tunnel and seal feed. The biggest let... More 

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Thank Emily E
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 19month grandson to Deep Sea World (Sunday 8th Jan) he had a blast looking at the fish, sharks and seals and, given his excitement, we enjoyed our day. We first visited DSW with our now adult children when DSW opened but it is now getting very tired and badly needs an upgrade - the revolving walkway was also... More 

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Thank mfingland
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This aquarium is quite small, so you only really need a couple of hours here at most. The main tank is pretty big and impressive. I'm not a huge fan of animals in captivity in general, but the tanks here are all decent sized (especially compared to others in the UK, like the London aquarium). We did the 'access all... More 

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Thank Charlotte M
Limerick, Ireland
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium was small but it had some amazing highlights. The tanks were very clean so it was easy to see all the different types of fish that were there and there were information sheets on the sides to tell you what was in the tanks. There was a shark tunnel here which was pretty big considering the size of... More 

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Thank clodagh g
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite going to many large aquariums in other countries, I still enjoy Deep Sea World. It's small, but there are many things to look at, lots of demonstrations, and the fish are well looked after. Easy to get to by car and train. The train is a bit of a walk down (then up after visiting) a hill, but is... More 

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Thank jocybum
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took in this Centre whilst viewing the Forth Rail Bridge. Kids would love it and the best feature has to be the extensive walkway where the fish are above and around you in a Perspex corridor. Some very large fish, including several sharks.

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Thank Marsul
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my 2 year old son and his dad today. The sea life was excellent. We spent ages looking at all the fish, reptiles, seals and the sharks. The walk through tunnel was fantastic for looking at the sharks etc. This part of the trip was excellent and we really enjoyed it! The cafe on the other hand was... More 

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1 Thank Emma S
Jamaica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited around half past 1, Chris was the tour guide of the day. He was very friendly and welcoming and made the experience fun and interesting. As he went around the exhibitions his knowledge of the animals was vast and intriguing. He was open to questions and humorous and overall made the experience worth paying for.

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Thank cbirkenfield
Scotland
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry Deep Sea World for taking so long to do this review.... My Masonic lodge got to hear about a young girl that had been badly burnt in a domestic accident. We contacted Deep Sea World asking if they could maybe do something special for this particular family. They couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating, which included a peak... More 

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Thank lodgecaley
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sea life is really interesting, especially the tunnel, pity the moving walkway wasn't working. Seals do a few things but didn't seem that interested in food. Went to the cafe half way through our visit and wasted an hour. Ordered food and soft drinks. Given sprite instead of coke and member of staff didn't believe this was not what... More 

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