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Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh
(3.6/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Pre booked as we were staying next door and also pre-booked to see pandas (it's not extra cost, just time factor). The Avian scare had closed down some bird enclosures and the koalas were also down bu...  more »
  • We enjoyed visiting the Edinburgh Zoo even though the aviary enclosures were closed due to advisories. Plus my favourite koala bears enclosure was closed too! So disappointed as they are the only koal...  more »
  • Always loved coming to Edinburgh Zoo even as a child. I still do to this day! It's expensive now but it's still worth it. It's good to see enclosures being renewed and new enrichment and more natural ...  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