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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

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  • Panda at Edinburgh Zoo

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Edinburgh Zoo is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland, committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, education and conservation. In just one day you can meet over 1000 wonderful animals in this beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

There are also a wide range of exciting visitor experiences, from a free Hilltop Safari ride, the UK's only koalas.

There are also numerous children's play areas, restaurants, picnic areas and don't forget to pick up a 'zoovinier' from our gift shop.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH12 6TS, Scotland


Click here to visit Edinburgh Zoo's website
0131 314 9171

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - September: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

October & March: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

November - February: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Christmas Day: 10:00 - 13:00


General Admission (on the gate):

Adults: £19.00

Kids (3-15): £14.55

Under 3's: Free

Concessions: £16.50

Last Entry

1 hour before closing time

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only. 

Guest suitability

Due to the hilly nature of the location, some routes involve steps or steep slopes which are unsuitable for wheelchairs. There are accessible routes highlighted on the accessibility map. 

Parking facilities

All Day: £4.00


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