Edinburgh Zoo

Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
  • 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 Opening and Closing 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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  • Edinburgh Zoo Address: 134 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, United Kingdom
  • Edinburgh Zoo Contact Number: +44-1313349171
  • Edinburgh Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Edinburgh Zoo Price: 50 GBP
  • Best time to visit Edinburgh Zoo(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Edinburgh Zoo: 03:30 Hrs
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  • 48.8% of people who visit Edinburgh include Edinburgh Zoo in their plan

  • 42.45% of people start their Edinburgh Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Edinburgh Zoo

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

93.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Edinburgh Zoo

People normally club together Scottish Mining Museum and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh while planning their visit to Edinburgh Zoo.

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  • A wonderful zoo! I have visited many times since being a child, and always love to return. A good selection of animals, mostly very generous enclosures and lovely surroundings make this an essential place to spend a sunny day. The opportunity to see the pandas was definitely the icing on the cake. It is quite steep in places, a climb of just over 500 feet to the summit, but well worth the effort. Considering the very reasonable admission price of less than £20 for an adult, this is one of the best value attractions around.

  • The kids and ourselves had a great time here. We booked our tickets online and it was a good bit cheaper to do so. The variety of animals is amazing, over 1000 rare and endangered animals as the park map told us and the enclosures were clean and appropriate for them. The zoo keeper talks were great and the kids asked loads of questions which the keepers were more than happy to answer. The zoo is on a gradient and some of the paths are steep but there is a fantastic view from the top so it's worth the effort. There is also a disabled-friendly route marked on the map which avoids steps and inclines. There are 3 cafes to choose from or plenty of picnic spots around the park to stop for lunch and of course the gift shop is fantastic!

  • Amazing day at the zoo!! This is by far one of the best Zoo in the UK. You need to plan ahead (minimum book by midnight or the previous day), so as to qualify for an online discount. Plus, it's an outdoor activity, so it's probably best to pick one of the rare sunny days in Edinburgh, or at least a rain free one. There are many animals to see and the facilities look amazing for the animals. Very informative and friendly stuff. The famous penguin parade and the giant panda is a must see. In addition, there is a huge variety of monkeys, chimpanzees and exotic birds. It's a very good activity for children as well. Be prepared though, as the Zoo is located on a hill and the ground could be uphill and tiring at times. The only thing I found there is room for improvement are the timetables for the various activities. There are so few and it is a great shame to plan overlapping events. Other that that, it was an amazing experience, and I'll surely do it again. Cheers.

  • We loved this zoo! We spent hours walking around, showing our toddler the different animals. There's such a variety! We especially loved the penguin parade. There's a lovely cafe that serves teas, coffees, drinks and sandwiches, although we brought a picnic which we ate at one of the many picnic benches scattered around. Definitely worth a visit if you've a few hours to spare in Edinburgh.

  • Could be bigger, but hey, what can you do with such a central location. The zoo has improved, but it's still not as big as it needs to be. Didn't see a few of the animals, but I can't blame them for hiding as it was super hot when we were there. Remember to bring your own food and drink though. You'll need a mortgage to eat and drink here!

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