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Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh
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Over 1,000 rare and endangered animals reside at Edinburgh Zoo. On the 33 hectare (82 acre) site, you can see the UK's only two giant pandas and meet its only koalas. Follow the Budongo Trail to interact with chimpanzees and learn more about their connection with humans. View exotic and colorful species of birds in the aviary, observe sun bears in their state-of-the-art enclosure, and sit among diverse collections of trees and flowers in the zoo's garden. These are just a few examples of the experiences available here. Viewing the giant pandas is included in the admission price, but you must reserve your place in advance online. Plan to see Edinburgh Zoo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Edinburgh tour planner.
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  • Went here with my partner as part of our anniversary trip. We had pre-booked tickets online so we checked in and were given a map at the entrance and off we went. The zoo is on a hill so appropriate f...  more »
  • Firstly, be prepared for a bit of a hike. Like most things in Edinburgh it is built on a rather big hill. Some sections of the zoo are incredibly hilly and wouldn't suit people with mobility issues. B...  more »
  • We have been there as we are interested to see the the Panda however he was hiding in his house we couldn't saw him at all... The zoo is very small compared to other zoo I went too like San Diego zoo ...  more »
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  • The new Tiger Tracks is brilliant. I bought a zoo pass so I could bring my daughter and come here once a week. Penguins stink, rhino stinks, but they're great fun. Loads of usual and unusual animals. You always miss the ones that aren't there but they have loads to see and great coffee at the penguin rocks cafe. Worth the money on an annual pass.
  • Excellent Zoo that really puts the animals first and that is continually upgrading. The penguin walk (google it!) is magical, although some smaller children may be scared. Very limited GF options in the cafe, and food in general is expensive and not their strong point, but it is a wonderful day. NB that the "bus" that used to go to the top of the hill no longer runs, except if it is booked by those with accessibility issues, and that the hill is VERY steep and some of the more interesting big cats and the Zebras are a fair walk up the hill.
  • Great zoo. Penguins and monkeys best bits. Panda asleep inside. Good for hill walking!
  • A great place to go with the kids. If you live in Edinburgh and plan to go more than once a year it's much more affordable to get membership. The food has massively improved over the last few years.
  • A very well run modern zoo. Lots of information on conservation projects the zoo is involved in. Quite a climb as the zoo is on the side of a hill but the view at the top is worth it! Food is a bit pricey but there are good picnic spots