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Butterfly World

Set your imagination free at Edinburgh’s indoor rainforest. Butterfly World is without a doubt one of our Top 10 Things we Love. Especially in winter, because at that time of year it must be one of the cosiest places in Scotland.

When a rainy day comes to steal the plans from under you, Butterfly World is your saviour.

It’s something totally different, it’s all indoors, and it’s just 20 miles from our front door.

Step in to the first room where you’ll find eggs, caterpillar and butterflies of every kind and at all stages of their lives.

Make your way through the jungle into the next room. What’s in here? Some reptiles and creepy crawlies are coming your way. Everyone gets the chance to handle and feed the giant millipedes and tarantulas too, it’s a great family day out.

There are tortoises and reptiles, snakes and insects. The knowledgeable team will show you all manner of bugs and tell all about them too. You’ll even get the chance to handle a snake and, of course, there are some more innocent animals too.

It just so happens to be the world’s longest running indoor butterfly house and it’s open every day. Leave layers in the car as it is rather toasty in with the tropical creatures.

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