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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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First ever visit to zoo

Firstly mixed opinions from all the party that went. I know it's was December and I know it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
via mobile
OMG Pandas!!!

Came to see the panda and wasn’t disappointed. The penguin parade is worth seeing too. The view... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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.
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134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, Scotland
+44 131 334 9171
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Firstly mixed opinions from all the party that went. I know it's was December and I know it was cold but some of the animals just didn't want to be seen they were in the huts keeping warm. I totally understand that and the ones...More

Thank stu&jess
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came to see the panda and wasn’t disappointed. The penguin parade is worth seeing too. The view from the top of the hill was worth going up. The whole zoo is stunning and the animals have loads of room and look well looked after. I...More

Thank MR19702602
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the Giant Chinese Lantern display at Edinburgh Zoo last night with two of our grand children 9 and 12 and found it to be a wonderful spectacle which included Chinese jugglers and acrobats. Although it was very cold no one seemed to bother too...More

Thank Smudgers
Reviewed 3 days ago

At this time of the year many of the animals are in semi-hibernation state (can't blame them). We did get a brief view of the Giant Pandas and saw Zebras, Lions and Penguins to name a few. Although the zoo is on a hill, as...More

Thank Dickydido
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came to Edinburgh for a family winter holiday. Whilst here we saw adverts for the zoo's chinese festival of lanterns. Oh my god im so pleased we did. The display was just epic...absolutly stunning. A massive amount to see. Deff worth the money. The...More

Thank melphillips83
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on a timed pre bought ticket at 5.30pm. Easy access , no queues and WOW what a great display. Superb colors and animation. Well done Edinburgh Zoo.

Thank guy c
Reviewed 5 days ago

Edinburgh Zoos Giant Panda has become pregnant more than once and each time has absorbed the foetus, which they do if they are not happy. It is hardly surprising that she does not give birth. The outside enclosure is designed in such a way that...More

Thank Eileen E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stroller friendly ✔️ Large variety of animals ✔️ Beautiful view of the city✔️ Friendly staff✔️ Classy gift shop ✔️

Thank TriPraSha
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the grandkids to the zoo. The had a fantastic day we didn't manage to see the pandas . But we will see them next time

Thank leogirl1958
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantadtic evening walking round the lantern display. Despite the rain it was simply wonderful. I would recommend it.

Thank FunnyMummy21
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t help we went on the Bus!!!!! Excellent Bus Service thou 👍
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7 November 2017|
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Response from yumyums2017 | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on if the pandas want to come out. We booked a slot for 11.15am and didn’t see the pandas. We went back at 1pm and caught a glimpse as he was going back inside. We went in October. Would assume in the summer... More
2 November 2017|
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It is tough going but there is a courtesy vehicle