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Nearest train station to Edinburgh Zoo

Trains to Edinburgh Zoo

Located in the heart of this historic Scottish city, Edinburgh Zoo is easily reached by train. There are two train stations nearby, Edinburgh Waverley station and Edinburgh Haymarket station, although both are beyond walking distance. From both stations it is best take a bus (number 12, 26 and 31) from Edinburgh City Centre to Edinburgh Zoo.

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About Edinburgh Zoo

Perched on Corstorphine Hill in the west of the Scottish city, Edinburgh Zoo stepped away from the Victorian cage zoo as soon as it opened in 1909 and has gone from strength to strength, making its 80 acres of parkland into a treat both for visitors and residents alike. Possibly the most famous residents are the giant pandas, who, as the only pandas in the UK, have their own Panda Watch, live streaming web cam, for fans keen to see pandas not fall into extinction. The other animal in the UK you can only see at Edinburgh Zoo is the koala, including the first koala to be born in the UK.

The Koala Territory, Living Links and Brilliant Birds make up the zoos more popular attractions. And Penguins Rock, the first penguin sanctuary in the UK, which opened in 1914 and now the largest outdoor penguin pool in Europe still draws the biggest crowds, especially during the Penguin Parade. One of the zoos penguins is actually the mascot for the Norwegian King’s Guard. Nils Olav was knighted in a lavish ceremony in 2008 by the King of Norway becoming Sir Nils Olav.

Edinburgh Zoo Details


134 Corstorphine Rd
EH12 6TS

0131 314 0326

Opening times

Monday to Sunday: 9:00 to 17:00

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