Edinburgh and the Lothians Sights

Edinburgh Zoo

  • Corstorphine Rd. Map It
  • Corstorphine
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

Children love to visit the some 1,000 animals that live in Edinburgh Zoo, especially the star attractions: two giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Gaung ("Sweetie" and "Sunshine" in English). Free 15-minute panda-viewing sessions must be booked in advance.The ever-popular Penguin Parade begins at 2:15 (but since penguin participation is totally voluntary, the event is unpredictable). Also a surefire hit with kids is the Koala Territory, where you can get up close to the zoo's four koalas—including Yoonarah, born in 2014, the first ever British-born koala. You can even handle some of the zoo's tamer animals from April to September. The zoo spreads over an 80-acre site on the slopes of Corstorphine Hill. Take buses 12, 26, or 31.

Sight Information

Address:

Corstorphine Rd., 3 miles west of city center, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS, Scotland

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Phone:

0131-334–9171

Sight Details:

  • £17

Published 05/04/2017

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