Campsites near Edinburgh
There are a variety of campsites near Edinburgh offering a range of different options, so whether you are looking for cheap or luxury, a more urban experience or a pitch with a view of the countryside, pet friendly campsites or one with family friendly activities, there will be something to meet your needs. One of the nearest to the city, only 20 minutes drive from Princes Street, Drummohr Holiday Park located in a former monastery garden is an oasis of peace in the beautiful East Lothian countryside. Alongside its high standard facilities, including two toilet blocks and a well stocked onsite shop, he campsite has a great view of the Firth of Forth. A bit further out, but still in easy distance of Edinburgh, Linwater Caravan Park is a family friendly site with a children’s play area, a dog walk and walking trails to Almondell Country Park and Union Canal. These are just two of the many options available for your rental vehicle in the area!
Things to do in Edinburgh
There are great things to do in Edinburgh no matter the time of year and with great links to the surrounding region you are sure to find something of interest! Rising high above the city, Arthur’s Seat an extinct volcano, offers an easy hike with spectacular views over the city and is a must see during your stay. Another worthwhile hike from the winding streets of the old town will bring you to the brooding Edinburgh Castle, historically home to Scottish monarchs and witness to countless battles. Make sure to come for one of the reenactment events to see the history of the building truly come to life. Why not catch a show at one of the city’s premier theatres? For more modern, thought provoking pieces check out Traverse or if it is big name shows you are after then head over to Festival. If you fancy a trip to the coast then make sure to visit East Lothian’s nature rich beaches at Aberlady Local Nature Reserve.
Events in Edinburgh
No matter your interests, there will be events in Edinburgh for you with a packed calendar offering a variety of different options. The world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place every August and is the world’s largest arts and culture festival with acts from around the world performing across the city. It includes theatre, dance, comedy, exhibitions and much more. One of the most well known aspects of the festival is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a celebration of music, dance and military pageantry. Brace yourself for a stirring performance by the massed military bands with the unique sounds of the pipers and a firework finale. Another annual favourite, the annual Hogmanay celebrations, to welcome in the new year, are an experience not to be missed. There are street parties, parades, fireworks and even a ceilidh at the castle! A visit to Scotland would not be complete without a trip to one of the many Highland games taking place across the summer with fierce competitions, such as the tug of war or hammer throw, highland dancing and piper competitions. Scotland has a rich variety of fantastic events to offer every visitor!