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Edinburgh Zoo

#42 of 402 things to do in Edinburgh Features Animals
134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, Scotland
+44 131 334 9171
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Zoonights event

This was my 5th visit to the zoo, and my first Zoonights visit. We all had such an amazing time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
via mobile
Brilliant Day

A lot of the animals where hiding the day went but we still had a great day! Lots for all ages... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thirsk, England
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“penguin parade” (645 reviews)
“big cats” (393 reviews)
“giant pandas” (249 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, Scotland
+44 131 334 9171
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my 5th visit to the zoo, and my first Zoonights visit. We all had such an amazing time! Very well organised, fun games, talks, rides, lots to see and do. Highlight of the event: no kids! As an adult only event (alcohol available!...More

Thank cozhaines
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lot of the animals where hiding the day went but we still had a great day! Lots for all ages! Penguins enclosure is Definitely worth a visit! A great fun day out.

Thank davejf27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here with the family my son loved the new lion enclosure spent most of the day there plenty stuff for the kids too see and do, it's a must if visting town

Thank mrchingcat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First off staff is wonderful at the zoo. And there was a mobility car that would help us! The zoo is extremely hilly and has a lot of steep areas. Difficult but not impossible to see most things, but there could DEFINITELY be improvements for...More

Thank bogdana
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Edinburgh zoo is a great zoo and well worth a visit. The penguin march was worth a watch (even though there was only one when we visited!) The only things that stopped it getting top marks were the price of refreshments (although not a surprise,...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 5 days ago

From the main road the zoo looks nothing! Blink and you would miss it! But as soon as you walk through the doors after getting tickets it's like you walked so far! It's huge! My partner doesn't like zoos & doesn't really enjoy looking at...More

Thank Chloe-Jane C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great day out we love the zoo kids love to c all the animals. I would say if your in a big family bring a picnic the restraunts are very expensive and busy. Apart from that a great time had by all. The shop...More

Thank morag c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my wife, neice and great nephew. It was amazing to visit the zoo with a young child (4 year old) and to see it thro' his eyes. We even got to see the female panda.

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 1 week ago

After careful consideration over a safari park. Spent the time and effort to travel the 60 miles to get there, as wish to introduce the youngest of my family to some new animal experiences. What a waste of time and money.Felt severely ripped off. Had...More

Thank petecal80
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the zoo with my wife and baby daughter in June 2017. Enjoyed a good day out in the sunshine with the wide array of animals on offer to see. I'm not entirely comfortable with animals in captivity but do appreciate the great work the...More

Thank scotref2004
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Does the Hilltop Safari not run anymore? How easy is it to take a one year old plus buggy around the zoo? Thanks.
17 June 2017|
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Response from Jane D | Reviewed this property |
There are regular minibuses that drive from the bottom, by the reception, to the view point at the top (and back again) if you find it easier to work your way back down than to go up.
Andy S
Hi Rachel. Was the Panda attraction included in the price of admission (if you book in to see them online) Thanks Andy
17 May 2017|
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Response from Sophie B | Reviewed this property |
If you book directly via the zoos website there's an option of booking a panda viewing slot. It doesn't cost any more on top of the zoo admission charge. Show your ticket at the entrance to the zoo to get in and at the... More
Can we see the pandas on the day planning to come on sun depending on weather
14 April 2017|
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Response from Angela M | Reviewed this property |
I would book online if you can. Panda tickets are free and it would save you from queuing but if there are none left as it is Easter then I would get there first thing so that you have your choice of times as you can buy... More