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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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World lanterns of china

Had a brilliant evening at this, absolutely beautiful and what a great experience. Also the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kelly M
via mobile
Great day out

Just outside the city and a lovely place to visit. The animals are well looked after and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birmingham, 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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“penguin parade” (723 reviews)
“big cats” (399 reviews)
“giant pandas” (283 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 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 via mobile

Had a brilliant evening at this, absolutely beautiful and what a great experience. Also the acrobatics from China where amazing and I wish them every success in the future. Staff at the zoo where so helpful and friendly.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just outside the city and a lovely place to visit. The animals are well looked after and the Chinese decorations are stunning. Walked up to the hill top view which was well worth it. All the walkthroughs were sadly closed when we visited because of...More

Thank Mart_bmes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Edinburgh zoo just before they’re light celebration that was to take place in December, the zoo was full of amazing decorations that added to the amazing experience and made it even more aesthetically pleasing. The animals were fabulous, all coming out to see...More

Thank C3088EGlucym
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to the zoo on a awakens trip. It was fantastic. The Giant Pandas were fantastic to see as we are unlikely to see them again. All the Animals were well looked after and the grounds were nice even on a grey January Sunday. As...More

Thank Salty999
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don’t expect to see much of the pandas they like to hide and definitely book a slot, would still say to check them out but they are on the shy side. Definitely check out the sun bears!!

Thank Emily D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First day me and my boyfriend went it was very heavy rain but we still had an amazing day as we got to see most animals apart from the panda:(! So we decided to visit the next day which was even better the sun was...More

Thank keira186
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with my partner as part of a weekend in Edinburgh and decided on the zoo. Was quite cold and abit icy which meant that the walk through sections were closed which is abit disappointing but understandable. We got to see the panda!!!! Just at...More

Thank Ezza14
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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
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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