The Easter break is only a few weeks away now. Have you made any plans for the upcoming long weekend yet? If you’re still looking for inspiration, please read on:
Edinburgh Zoo is home to Tian Tian and Yang Guang – these two giant pandas arrived from China in December last year. Now it is spring, and they’ve had some time to settle in to their new home. This, and the fact that the days are growing longer, and also more sunny and warm again makes me think that April will truly be a brilliant time to experience Edinburgh Zoo.
When the pandas first arrived, curiosity to see and to learn about them was great – not only here in Edinburgh, but all over the UK. After all, the pandas are currently the only ones of their kind in the whole country. In December, we dedicated a blog post to their welcome. The BBC made a documentary about them: “Wild about Pandas”, which was broadcast in February this year. And since December, many people have made a point of visiting the Scottish Capital just to see the pandas. Edinburgh Zoo has installed a Panda Cam – for those of you who’d like to take a peek at them before you come to visit, or if you’ve been already and like to stay in touch
If you haven’t been to meet the pandas yet, we can thoroughly recommend it. Do note you will need to book a ticket to see the pandas though! You can secure a ticket on Edinburgh Zoo’s website. Our visit to the Zoo in December is still very much alive in our memory – not least, because we brought a wee panda souvenir back with us to the Glenora. Our very own (soft toy) panda lives at reception now, where he immensely enjoys greeting our guests!
Edinburgh Zoo is only a ten-minute drive away from our guesthouse, and public transport is also available. If you’d like to stay with us when you come to Edinburgh to see the giant pandas, take a look at our booking calendar and book securely online.
Rooms for the Easter weekend are in demand – book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!