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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is spread out over 82 acres on the slopes of Corstorphine Hill providing extensive views of the city.
It is the headquarters of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and welcomes over 600,000 visitors every year, making it Scotland’s second most popular attraction, after Edinburgh Castle.
The Zoo is home to over 1000 animals from all over the world, providing plenty of interactive exhibitions and activities of all kinds. Edinburgh Zoo is a great place to bring the kids to see the giraffes, zebras, hippos, bears and is the only Zoo in Britain to keep koalas.
Edinburgh Zoo is the only zoo in the world to house and to breed penguins and has a been very successful in breeding four different species of the bird. Visitors can watch the birds swim underwater through glass windows of their pool. The highlight for most visitors is the 2pm penguin parade.
On the 10th January 2011 the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland signed an historic agreement with China which will see the arrival of two Giant Pandas to Edinburgh Zoo – the first in the UK for 17 years.
Between 2011 and 2021 the zoo will undertake a world first research project alongside a host of other research, education and conservation programmes both here in the UK and in China to reintroduce giant pandas into the wild.
The two giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, will be the only animals of their kind in the UK, and one of only 3 pairs in Europe.

Latest Reviews


Falko Konditormeister

By Robert Hamilton

'Without doubt the best place in Edinburgh for cake & coffee. If you like your coffee & cake this is the place to visit.'

Tang's Japanese Dining

By Laetitia PichevinHarrison

'I have spent lovely evenings and had lovely fresh food at Tang's. If you are ìn the old town and hungry for healthy food, I would recommend a stop in this restaurant.'

The Royal Mile

By David Hamilton

'Absolutely love walking along the Royal Mile, I last visited on a cold, wet December night and it was still beautiful with so much to see and do.'

Edinburgh Castle

By David Hamilton

'The climb to the Castle is a fascinating mix of narrow, stepped side streets and pathways lined with quirky shops and bars. Spent hours admiring the breathtaking views of city below. Stunning!'

Dominion Cinema

By Peigi Series

'The best cinema in the world, with big, super comfortable sofas just for yourself and free pringles :) And a nice choice of movies too. '

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