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Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

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Address: South Plate Hill 1 Ratho Quarry | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8AA, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 131 333 6333
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00

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Fantastic Experience for Hen Party

I booked 2 hours Climb & Abseil for my sister's hen party and it went down so well with the hens! The instructors allow you to go at your own pace and there was no pressure to do... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked 2 hours Climb & Abseil for my sister's hen party and it went down so well with the hens! The instructors allow you to go at your own pace and there was no pressure to do anything you weren't comfortable with, though everyone was really up for it - I wouldn't have made it to the top of... More 

Thank Spaceface14
Larbert, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I'm planning a charity abseil from the Forth Bridge I though it wise to try first somewhere. Jess, our instructor, couldn't have been more helpful. After our session she took us on a short tour of the facilities & explained everything they had available. It really is a fabulous leisure facility I will definitely visit again.

Thank Iain B
Stirling, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took an introduction to abseiling and it was amazing! Jess, our instructor, put me at ease straight way given I'm not good with heights; in fact 'I don't do heights'. All clipped up, reassured and off the 85 foot drop. Once you've don't it once the second and third time were easier. Then off to the other end and... More 

Thank Kenneth_Smith
East Lothian, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Family of 4 did the 1hr clip n climb session - kids aged 12 and 9, thoroughly enjoyed it, as did parents! The slide and scream did lead to some screaming if you go from the very top... Very cold in climbing arena so wrap up warm. If not wearing gloves need to remove jewellery. Good views of arena from... More 

Thank lyndawilson72
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

A very impressive arena, but let down by Unwelcoming and unhelpful staff, they looked uninterested to help customers, and snobby. Location is very remote and if coming by public transport, directions are very poor and no street lighting on footpath between nearest bus stop and centre, meaning in evenings you have to walk in complete darkness for 15mins along a... More 

Thank Firstname L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We have used the Centre for 2 business meetings this year and they have looked after us very well. The rooms are good the wi-fi average. Projectors are supplied with the correct leads to all the computers we have brought with us. The food menu and quality is excellent. The cost has been very reasonable for each visit. The location... More 

Thank Richard B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Had a great time. On line booking in advance very simply (and surprisingly low cost for an activity for a family). The centre is very easy to find with lots of parking. Inside the climbing centre is an awesome sight - made me want to try 'proper' climbing. That said clip and climb itself is a great fun and safe... More 

Thank localventure1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What a brilliant facility at EICA! The Clip n Climb activity is an excellent activity for the whole family. The climbing staff are very helpful and friendly, and the climbing challenges are varied and fun.

Thank MBath
Freuchie, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Having dabbled in the occasional climb with my brother I felt it was time for myself to get to grips with the basics of climbing so I can start taking my son more regularly so I booked a 3hour start-up course to run through the fundamentals of tying knots, belaying etc. At just £50 for 3 hours (including equipment) I... More 

Thank Grim72
Livingston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the arena for the clip n' climb. Lots of parking (and an overflow if main car park is full). Large reception area overlooking the main arena. Cafe with a good choice of drinks & food. Excellent soft play area.

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