Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh: Our most recommended tours and activities

Edinburgh Zoo Entrance Ticket

1. Edinburgh Zoo Entrance Ticket

Get closer than ever before to Sumatran tigers and the Penguin Parade featuring the knighted penguin, Sir Nils Olav, at Edinburgh Zoo. See exciting reptiles, amphibians, insects, and even prehistoric dinosaurs. Immerse yourself in the new walk-through exhibition included in your Edinburgh Zoo ticket and see prehistoric beasts come to life around you. Starting in April, meet awe-inspiring dinosaurs against the backdrop of Scotland’s capital. Discover the exhibition moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs. Step into the past with a self-led family trail and discover more about what links the animals at the zoo with prehistoric creatures. The trail can be followed all the way to the top of the hill. Experience a busy program of educational events and activities - learn from keeper talks or enjoy a unique hands-on animal encounter. With plenty of children’s play areas, restaurants, and picnic spots, Edinburgh Zoo is an ideal family day out.  The Zoo has three cafés and several kiosks offering a wide range of hot and cold food, snacks, and drinks - whatever you fancy, there’s something to suit all tastes, offering excellent value and service as part of a great day out for the family.

Edinburgh: 24-Hour or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

2. Edinburgh: 24-Hour or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Explore Scotland’s capital city across one or two days on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. See famous landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, the iconic Royal Mile, and the Palace of Holyrood House and learn about their historic significance from the onboard audio commentary. Hop on the bus at the first stop at St Andrew's Square. From either the top deck or the interior of the bus, you can explore the city in a convenient way, catching a glimpse of some iconic buildings and sights. With your ticket, you will also receive additional perks and discounts such as discounted entry to the Holyrood Distillery, a bus ride to Edinburgh Zoo, and many more benefits. Choose between a 24-hour or 48-hour pass with stops at a variety of locations along several routes including: • The Royal Mile• Edinburgh Castle• Dynamic Earth• Edinburgh Dungeons• Real Mary Kings Close• Greyfriars’s Bobby • Lothian Road• Grassmarket• Lauriston Place• Johnston Terrace• National Museum of Scotland• John Knox House• Museum of Edinburgh• Scottish Parliament• Palace of Holyrood House• Burns Monument

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What people are saying about Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 989 reviews

Definitely worth doing. Very informative and friendly staff. We booked the 48 hour ticket as we were in Edinburgh for 3 days. We actually lost our ticket on day 2 but Alan was very helpful and ensured it didn't stop us using the bus.

This is my first visit to Edinburgh, and I must say that this service has greatly aided my exploration of the city. A single 24-hour ticket is simply insufficient for me. Instead, I should have gotten 48 hours.

Excellent day out for my family. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

Such a smooth process, regular and very friendly. Great way to see the city!

Well worth the money. we did a mixture of walking and on the bus