on October 24, 2011
Edinburgh Zoo is almost a must when you visit the city, at least if you like animals of course. When driving towards the Zoo you can see the zoo well signposted ahead. When you arrive there is a large car park with lots sufficient spaces to park. We were here on a Saturday and although it looked busy inside but outside was more than enough parking. Public transport access is good.On entry you can see the prices and as expected it’s not cheap. As an adult you pay 15,50 pounds and for children from the age of 3 you have to pay 11 pounds. Quite expensive if you are going with a whole family. We were with the two of us and lost 31 pounds. There are discount tickets available.When you walk in you get to the chance to get your picture taken but we choose not to. The selection of animals is large and be prepared for lot of walking. There is a special trail for wheelchairs and people with prams. The zoo has many animals and most are not behind bars, so no large fences blocking the way of sight. You can freely take pictures but the animals are on a safe distance. Depending on the kind of animals of course. You can see the most popular animals lie camels, tigers, lions, penguins, birds, alligators, but also monkeys are here to be find. I was impressed by how the animals lived and they had clearly quite a moving spaces. No cages for them and they seems contempt with the space they had. The animals seemed to be well kept and fed and the living spaces seemed clean enough.There is plenty of opportunity to eat and drink at the zoo. At the entrance you get a map and here you can read where the restaurants and food stalls are. Throughout the zoo you see enough food stalls, benches and bins. The zoo was well kept and clean. The food you can get our simple frites and sausages but also healthier food like sandwiches and salads. The prices of the food were reasonable and we had simply some frites and a soft drink and think we spend around 7 euro’s which was cheap.It’s very pleasant to visit this zoo. I think it’s very well planned and it easy to find your way. You get a map at the entrance of the zoo and you can easily find your way around the zoo. The animals looked good and well-kept and they were easy to see. When you get hungry or tired there are more than enough opportunities to eat and rest. We saw quite a few staff members walking around and they looked polite and helpful. I think the zoo is worth the visit although it can be very expensive for a whole family. We spent a good few hours here and had a great day.
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