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Nearest train station to Bristol Zoo

Trains to Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo is in the desirable residential area of Clifton, Bristol, a short distance from the centre of the city. The best way to reach the zoo via rail is to take the local train to Clifton Down station and the ten-minute stroll, past Clifton Suspension Bridge, to the zoo. From Bristol Temple Meads station, which has regular national connections, take the 8 or 9 bus service straight to the zoo’s main entrance.

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About Bristol Zoo

One of the oldest zoos in the world, Bristol Zoo continues to lead the way globally in its involvement with conservation, despite being on only 12 acres of land. One of its most striking and most-recent additions, after years of redesigns and evolution to welcome new species from around the world to the UK, is the £1-million Gorilla House and Island. With toughened glass as its floor, the astonishing exhibit houses a growing family of gorillas led by a 32-stone silverback male, all which visitors can view from below or through the 180-degree viewing area.

Equally innovative is the high-ropes course – ZooRopia – swinging through 17 enclosures gives guests the chance to monkey around with the tree-dwelling animals, the gibbons, gorillas and lemurs. And from the Seal and Penguin Coasts to the Asiatic Lions and Reptile House, the fun at Bristol Zoo is equalled only by the beauty of the award-winning gardens surrounding the animals. For those with children or a good sense of fun, the water-play area, Splash, is a world of streams and dams to play in, and the adventure playground is a great spot to burn more energy before heading to Coral Cafe for lunch, ice-cream or a slice of cake.

Bristol Zoo Details



0117 974 7300

Opening times

Monday to Sunday: 9.00 to 17.00

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