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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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Other than the Giant Pandas, there was very little to see and nor did the zoo appear to have a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Neil C
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Love every moment. Berry was so awesome. He was very informative and he is good at what he does... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Island of Malta, Malta
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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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“big cats” (399 reviews)
“giant pandas” (281 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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

Other than the Giant Pandas, there was very little to see and nor did the zoo appear to have a contingency to maintain visitor interest during a very cold winters day. Luckily the male panda was awake and eating, which was a truly unforgettable experience,...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love every moment. Berry was so awesome. He was very informative and he is good at what he does. Well done.

Thank Ally987
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a whole day here it is much bigger than it looks the pandas are a must see and i love the sun bears.we heard the lion roar wow 😮 loud it was scary.we went to the insect house and got to handle snakes and...More

Thank Longey-1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely small zoo with plenty of animals to see. Loved the giant pandas! Places to eat and drink, though penguin cafe bit expensive we thought. Penguin parade and enclosure good. Make sure you have good walking boots on. Very steep up to lions and tigers....More

Thank AV2964
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a full day out to do it properly. Not the biggest zoo but still has lots of interesting animals to see. Would recommend the various talks throughout the day from the keepers. Penguin parade sounds great, but they wouldn't perform when we visited :-(...More

Thank Alanwickerjnr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went purely to see the pandas. Zoo is not a patch on chester zoo. The enclosures need some TLC and the animals all looked horrendously sad. The enclosures didn't look big enough and the surrounding paths also weren't in good nick. It's not very...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely zoo and we went particularly to see the pandas . They weren’t in their enclosure. Later we realised they have separate indoor and outdoor enclosures. This isn’t very well signed. Eventually we caught a glimpse of Tian Tian strolling back into...More

Thank jeenet
Reviewed 5 days ago

A fantastic zoo full of fascinating animals and which is also at the forefront of some magnificent conservation work, which we only found out about by going! HIGHLY recommended any talk by Barry! He conducted the day's Welcome talk, after which we basically just followed...More

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decided to come and visit because of the giant pandas ! It was great to see them and lots of other animals too.... was quite a bit bigger than i expected. We came on a quiet Jan weekday which was good as it meant we...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

Freezing cold day, but really looking forward to it. Got parked up ok, queued even tho we had pre paid tickets. Started the walk through the zoo ???? !!!!!!!! not an animal to be seen anywhere. Couple of area's shut off for refurb, Bumped into...More

Thank LRExecutiveTravel
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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
Beth H
11 November 2017|
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Response from _nickiolaa | Reviewed this property |
The parking is fine, quite a lot and enough for private buses too. I would agree with the previous reviewer enough for about 300 cars. The car park is just behind the zoo and next to the holiday Inn. You really cannot... More