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Edinburgh Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Took the kids. Great place but... Lacking a decent place to grab lunch. Found ourselves wishing we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
maryqueenofscots3
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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A steep hill indeed!

Edinburgh Zoo is situated between the airport and city centre. „We‘re on a steep hill!“ we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
unlundun
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
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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...more
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134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on Sunday evening we arrived early and got straight in. Just brilliant one tip though take as many photos as you can then walk round again you will miss things Plenty of food outlets to choose from. The trip was worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Justathought2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited with friends on Sunday evening to take in the spectacle of the giant lanterns, we arrived early & were given immediate access which prevented large crowds from forming & facilitated an easier walk around. The lanterns were spectacular over 200 of them from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We paid entry into the zoo twice just to see the famous pandas! On both occasions we were told they were out only to find they weren’t out. The first experience most the zoo was empty! Barely anything there. Most enclosures were empty. Very disappointing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jordan L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took the kids. Great place but... Lacking a decent place to grab lunch. Found ourselves wishing we had packed a picnic. Mums beware.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maryqueenofscots3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only place in the whole of the UK that has koala bears!! Yikes! So exciting. I had always waited for a chance to come face to face with a real koala and finally I did at Edinburgh zoo. The zoo is actually very big...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank london304
Edin_Zoo, Front Office Manager at Edinburgh Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for leaving us a great review. We are pleased that you managed to see the koalas...we hope you managed to get some good photographs! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prop to this visit, I had last visited the Edinburgh Zoo in 2003, with my niece who is now 18! This time round, I took my 14-months old nephew Sebastian, and he had a great time. Shame his parents and I were watching our pennies...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnJ721
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had very high expectations of this zoo, sadly it isn't anywhere near as good as others that I have visited. The Zoo has a huge amount of empty cages, and is a maze of random enclosures. It is very easy to walk straight past...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank samanthapearce2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there with children they were very excited to go to zoo. we got back home depressed and disappointed. animals are not kept in right environment they all looked miserable and cold. kids were crying looking at sad, cold meerkats. That's not what we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank mike b
Edin_Zoo, Visitor Experience Manager at Edinburgh Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Mike, thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit, but I would like to assure you that our animals welfare is of primary concern and all of our animals are provided with suitable enclosures and facilities. The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely staff put a special birthday message on the entrance sign for our daughter! Friendly and approachable. The zoo is nice with some entertaining g moment like the feeds and the penguin parade, but I found the I formation on the animals limited even after...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank leszenglois
Edin_Zoo, Front Office Manager at Edinburgh Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you found the staff to be friendly and approachable and we hope that your daughter had a wonderful birthday! We appreciate all of your feedback and hope you'll be reassured to know, we continually...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Edinburgh Zoo is situated between the airport and city centre. „We‘re on a steep hill!“ we were warned while buying our tickets and were offered a mobility service, which we declined. If you are in any way impaired, you would do well to accept this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sarah M
30 October 2018|
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Response from gill c | Reviewed this property |
Don't waste your money it's a very poor shabby rundown zoo. Try the 5 sisters zoo it's much better.
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annemarie f
22 October 2018|
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Response from Steve D | Reviewed this property |
No, all included in the main entrance fee. Check on the zoo website to see if you need to book a time slot to see them, we did not need to and stayed in the viewing area for as long as we wanted.
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