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Edinburgh Zoo

Corstorphine Road
Murrayfield
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH12 6TS

Edinburgh Zoo is part of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, a registered charity. The aim is: "to inspire and excite our visitors with the wonder of living animals, and so to promote the conservation of threatened species and habitats."

Edinburgh Zoo opened in 1913, in leafy hillside parkland just ten minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. Recognised as one of the world's leading zoos, it is involved in many conservation breeding programmes, and gives the highest priority to the welfare, both physical and behavioural, of the animals in its care.

The Zoo is only 10 minutes from the city centre and is home to over 1,000 animals. Our residents include tigers, rhinos, sun bears, the UK's only koalas and Europes largest chimpanzee enclosure Budongo Trail. Don't forget to see the world famous daily penguin parade!

Take a ride on our Hilltop safari or enjoy a selection of food from our cafes and kiosks offering a wide range of snacks and meals to help keep your energy levels up. Plus don't forget to visit our gift shop which offers a range of toys, fairtrade and eco-friendly gifts.

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Directions

By Train:
There are two trains stations in Edinburgh city, Edinburgh Waverley Station and Edinburgh Haymarket Station. From these stations the buses listed below will take you to Edinburgh Zoo.

By Bus:
Lothian Buses from Princes Street, Edinburgh city centre: 12, 26, 31.
X48 Ingliston Park and Ride, 100 Airlink.
Citylink services: 900 Glasgow to Edinburgh, 909 Stirling to Edinburgh, 904 East Kilbride to Edinburgh.

By Car:
From the south - on the A1, A68 or A702
When you reach the City Bypass (A720) turn left, following signs for Edinburgh north and west. Follow the by-pass for 13 miles (from the A1), 11 miles (from the A68) or 6 miles (from the A702) until the end of the bypass. At the huge Gogarburn roundabout, take the right hand lane, and turn right, following signs for Edinburgh city centre (A8). Follow this road for approx 2.5 miles, going through Corstorphine. The Zoo is on your left, with the car park entrance just between the Zoo and the Holiday Inn.

From the south west - on the A70
Approaching Edinburgh, at the village of Currie, turn left at the Post Office following signs for Hermiston and Heriot Watt University. Follow this road for 1.5 miles, then turn right onto the A71 towards the city centre for a further 1.5 miles. At the first roundabout, turn left onto the City Bypass (A720) and head north for 2 miles. At the huge Gogarburn roundabout, take the right hand lane, and turn right, following signs for Edinburgh city centre (A8). Follow this road for approx 2.5 miles, going through Corstorphine. The Zoo is on your left, with the car park entrance just between the Zoo and the Holiday Inn.

From the south west - on the A71
Heading towards Edinburgh, turn left onto the City Bypass (A720) following signs for Edinburgh north. Follow this for 2 miles, until the end of the bypass. At the huge Gogarburn roundabout, take the right hand lane, and turn right, following signs for Edinburgh city centre (A8). Follow this road for approx 2.5 miles, going through Corstorphine. The Zoo is on your left, with the car park entrance just between the Zoo and the Holiday Inn.

From the west - on the M8
Travelling east on the M8, leave the motorway at Junction 1 onto the City Bypass (A720). Follow this for 1.5 miles, until the end of the bypass at the huge Gogarburn roundabout. Take the right hand lane, and turn right, following signs for Edinburgh city centre (A8). Follow this road for approx 2.5 miles, going through Corstorphine. The Zoo is on your left, with the car park entrance just between the Zoo and the Holiday Inn.

From the airport - on the A8
Follow signs for Edinburgh city centre, turning left onto the A8. On the dual carriageway, take the right hand land for City Centre, and follow the underpass at the huge Gogarburn roundabout. Follow this road for approx 3 more miles, going through Corstorphine. The Zoo is on your left, with the car park entrance just between the Zoo and the Holiday Inn.

From the north west - on the M9
Leave the motorway at Junction 1, following signs for the Airport (A8). On the dual carriageway, take the right hand land for City Centre, and follow the underpass at the huge Gogarburn roundabout. Follow this road for approx 3 more miles, going through Corstorphine. The Zoo is on your left, with the car park entrance just between the Zoo and the Holiday Inn.

From the north, Forth Road Bridge - on the M90
Continue on the A90 towards Edinburgh city centre, for 5 miles. At the Cramond roundabout, turn right onto the A902 for a further 1.5 miles. At the Maybury Junction, turn left onto the A8 following signs for city centre. Follow this road for a further 2 miles, going through Corstorphine. The Zoo is on your left, with the car park entrance just between the Zoo and the Holiday Inn.

Edinburgh Zoo Postcode for SatNav: EH12 6TS

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+44 (0)1313 349 171
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