RZSS Edinburgh Zoo
“Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland and home to the UK’s only giant pandas” - AA Inspector
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, just three miles west of Edinburgh city centre. It houses over 1,000 animals, including the UK's only giant pandas and koalas along with Indian rhinos, Sumatran tigers, Malayan sun bears, chimpanzees and world famous penguins.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Wheelchair loan free, 1 helper free - phone in advance
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily Apr-Sep, 9-6; Oct & Mar, 9-5; Nov-Feb, 9-4.30
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About the area
Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.
It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.
A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days.
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