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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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Left dissapointed and underwhelmed.

We were SO excited to visit as we thought it was one of Edinburgh's best attractions. The zoo... read more

Reviewed yesterday
992hanax
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Nice Zoo, But bring a packed lunch

Pay for car park, pay entry, animals are what you'd expect but with many empty enclosures. Some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
phillgoldsmith
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Sunderland, 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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134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We were SO excited to visit as we thought it was one of Edinburgh's best attractions. The zoo itself is on a main road which is so bizarre so of course parking wasn't free! £4 all day. We were so so dissapointed. I love zoo's...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Pay for car park, pay entry, animals are what you'd expect but with many empty enclosures. Some staff friendly and interested, some unable to interact with. Food courts closed, only options penguin cafe (£2:10 for a cup of tea) or Grasslands a very expensive place,...More

Thank phillgoldsmith
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here to go and see the pandas they have. My wife is obsessed with them and she was given tickets for Christmas. The zoo itself is fantastic, very clean and spacious. Not all the food huts were open but that's understandable seeing as...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Thoroughly enjoyed our day out here, it's easy to get to from Edinburgh city centre via the Airlink bus. Really good range of animals to see; I could have stayed with the penguins all day!! The zoo is on a hill so be prepared and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a family that love Zoos we did leave feeling slightly underwhelmed by Edinburgh Zoo. Don’t get me wrong there are some enjoyable parts of the Zoo but I wasn’t wowed. It felt a little bit difficult to Navigate even though there were a number...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s a good day, but it is very hilly and a lot of steps so hard with wheelchairs. The panda’s are great, some of the in closers are large.

Thank Samantha D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great day wandering around the zoo, they have a good selection of animals and the layout is really good with the enclosures offering plenty of space. We loved seeing the pandas and penguins, would definitely recommend the penguin parade too. The only...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We travelled from Newcastle on the train to visit the Zoo - primarily - to see the Pandas and take in the Chinese lantern show. The tickets were purchased on line but still expensive for a day out, and staying over to see the lantern...More

1  Thank jarralads
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wish i lived nearer as i would be visiting lots more regularly. Brilliant place to visit and bonus/highlight was getting to see one of the pandas. Also the tigers are absolutely beautiful and (like the pandas) well worth waiting round to see if they aren't...More

1  Thank Sandra P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was worth wrapping up & facing a visit in mid February, this zoo certainly tests your fitness but so pleased we done it, yes the pandas certainly are a very big attraction but everything else is equally fascinating too, an added bonus for us...More

Thank AmyNorfolk
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Wanderer2210
20 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
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Suzanne C
4 January 2018|
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Response from Yorkybarkid107 | Reviewed this property |
agree with Elaine C. from Princes street stops right outside £1.60 single or £4 for a day. need correct change though.
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Tom and Anne H
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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
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