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Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

Midlothian | Eskbank | Wildlife attraction | ★★★

Edinburgh's own tropical, butterfly paradise is found close to the ring road, adjacent to a large garden centre. It probably won't set your heart a-flutter, but its easily accessible location means you can tag it onto the end of a day out from the city. The butterfly house also claims to be the world's oldest, with dozens of species flying freely around a hangar-like space filled with lush vegetation and ponds. This is only half the appeal though: in fact, the attraction undersells itself. Featured species also include insects, reptiles, amphibians and (slightly randomly) chickens, many in a smaller room adjoining the rear of the main hall. Look out for advertised feeding and handling times, which give visitors a chance to see several of the animals close up. Worthwhile for kids and insectophiles alike.

Location & info

đź“Ś Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World★★★
By the A772 1 mi north of Eskbank, G.R.: NT 313675 ///…