Edinburgh ZooCurrently Closed
- Address: 134 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, United Kingdom
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1313349171
- Ticket Price: 50 GBP
- Time Required: 03:30 Hrs
- Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids
Edinburgh Zoo - Review
Penguins; that’s the deal here, for the zoo breeds them. Exotic birds, lions, monkeys, koalas and giant pandas are the zoo’s other attractions. There are even ex-military personnel among the animals, which include Wojtek the bear and Sir Nils Olav the penguin. Highly respected for its animal behavorial research and conservation work, the zoo recieves over half a million visitors every year. It’s location is highly convenient, with a number of reasonable hotels and a bustlng market nearby. Really, this is one of the cutest zoos you’ll ever see.
Edinburgh Zoo Information
- Disability access available.
Edinburgh Zoo Hours
- Closed on Occasion.
How To reach Edinburgh Zoo by Public Transport
- Corstorphine Rd
Restaurants Near Edinburgh Zoo
- Jungle Food Court
- Grasslands Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Edinburgh Zoo
20.75% of people who visit Edinburgh include Edinburgh Zoo in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
70.29% of people start their Edinburgh Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
3 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Edinburgh Zoo
92.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Edinburgh Zoo
Edinburgh Zoo Trips
Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh Reviews
5 stars for accessibility! For a zoo built into what some could argue is the side of a mountain, they have some amazing disability access options. First, if you have a Scottish concessions card, you can get in for a reduced price, and if you have the companion component, a carer can be admitted with you for free. You can get a manual push wheel chair for a £10 refundable deposit or they have a mobility car service where you simply call the number they give you and a car will come and pick you (and up to 2 other people) and take you to anywhere in the zoo you like. (Operates on a first come first serve basis, so you may need to wait) They also give you a special accessibility map which has extra information about where the steep hills are so you can plan around them
A fun day out with the kids with lots of different animals to view. Don’t let the early stages of the park kid you that it’s not as steep as everyone says. Some of the middle and top sections were very steep indeed! We didn’t get to see the pandas as they were asleep when we visited as were a few of the animals (tigers, koalas, African hunting dogs to name a few) although you could see these animals asleep. Where as the pandas I was told are very sensitive to noise so were hidden away. My favourite by the end of the day was the penguins, although the kids preferred the Red Pandas which I have to admit were very cute. We got to take part in a penguin parade which was amazing! Lots of staff around the park to talk to about the animals and lots of places to eat/drink. The gift shop was one of the most reasonable I’ve ever visited. Worth a visit but make sure you wear sturdy walking shoes!
Fun zoo to go to. Got to see all of the major animals (big name pandas, lions, koalas, etc.) but had to either wait to see them or only got a glance of them for a minute. This place is built on a hillside so expect to walk a lot. Also got to participate in the penguin parade which was short but fun. Lots of talks happen throughout the day also.
Lovely zoo. Very very hilly so please be aware that its hard on knees or if you have push chairs or wheel chairs it will be difficult too. Animals looked happy enough, seemed to be well cared for. Interactive experiences with reptiles and insects which were great. Only zoo in britain with koalas and pandas. Both of which were fantastic. Cafe prices were alright mid range but the quality of the food (fish and chips and pizza) was brilliant. Definitely worth a trip.
Wear comfy shoes. The whole complex is on a hill so be prepared for a good walk if you want to tick off everything. We enjoyed our visit, and in about 4 hours saw all the favourites. The reason I gave 3 stars was there were a few empty enclosures (polar bear, rhino and a few others have moved on) plus the whole place seemed like it needed a tidy. I also felt they could have had more interactive displays and photo opportunities.