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Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS).

Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre.

Apart from getting close to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, there are many different ways to enjoy your day out.;

You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters - and a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas, a fantastic gift shop, free hilltop safari rides.

The zoo's mission is 'To inspire and excite visitors with the wonder of living animals, and so to promote the conservation of threatened species and habitats.' 
The Zoo is one of Scotland's most successful visitor attractions, second only to Edinburgh Castle in terms of paying visitors, with over 600,000 visitors a year.

Edinburgh Zoo

Attractions at the zoo:

Rainbow Landings which provides visitors with a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with beautiful rainbow lorikeet birds.

Budongo Trail allows visitors to see chimpanzees in the world's most innovative, interactive chimpanzee enclosure. Watch these amazing creatures in their home and learn all about the links between humans and our closest relatives.

Living Links, in association with Budongo Trail, is a primate education and research facility which houses capuchin and squirrel monkeys. Visitors can see these primates swinging around their enclosures, learn about  research carried out here, and find out about future development.

Animal Antics allows you to have fun, learn fascinating facts, and watch our animal extroverts perform gravity defying stunts.

Edinburgh Zoo is home to the UK's only Koalas, housed in a wonderful Australasian-themed exhibit.  The Zoo also has the largest penguin pool in the world.

Functions can be held at Edinburgh Zoo in the Mansion House it is a truly unique venue, offering charm, elegance, impeccable service and access to over 1,000 wonderful animals!The House, dating back more than two hundred years, stands at the heart of the park, which extends over 80 acres of beautiful hillside parkland, facing south with stunning views across to the Pentland hills.  It�s a really special venue in which to hold your event, whether it�s a wedding, conference, business meeting or a celebratory meal.


(Including voluntary donation to Budongo Chimpanzee Project)

Adults £14.00
Child 3 - 15 years £9.50
Child (under 3) FREE
Concession (ID Required) £12.00

Family Tickets

2 Adults 2 Children £42

2 Aduts 3 Children £50

1 Adult 2 Children £29

1 Adults 3 Children £37

Opening Hours

It is open every day of the year including Christmas Day from 9am, and closes at the following times:

April - September
October and March
November - February
Last entry to the Zoo is 1 hour before closing time.

Contact Details:

The Royal Zoologicial Society of Scotland
Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Road
EH12 6TS
Telephone: 0131 3349171