Campsites near Edinburgh
Compared to most bustling cities, there are a surprising number of campsites in Edinburgh to choose from. From pet-friendly to child-friendly, you’ll be able to adjust your campsite to your needs. You could stay a quick twenty-minute drive from the city, at Drummohr Holiday Park, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Firth of Forth. If proximity to Edinburgh isn’t your priority, consider Linwater Caravan Park. This is an excellent choice for pet owners or active holidaymakers, as it features numerous walking trails to Almondell Country Park and Union Canal. Once you’ve arranged your motorhome hire, you can start finding a campsite in or near Edinburgh.
Things to do in Edinburgh
You’ll never fall short of things to do in Edinburgh. Be sure to check out Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano that rises above the city. It’s an easy hike to the top and a must-see in Edinburgh. If you’re looking for another hike in Edinburgh, travel from the old town to the brooding Edinburgh Castle, which was historically home to Scottish monarchs and witnessed countless battles. Reenactments events are frequently hosted there and allow the history of the city to come to life. You could catch a show at one of the many great theatres in Edinburgh, such as the Traverse. You could even head to the coast, to visit East Lothian’s beaches by the Aberlady Local Nature Reserve. With all the things to do in Edinburgh, it could be easy to miss simply exploring the city. But the streets in Edinburgh are beautifully paved with great shops, cafes and restaurants decorating them. Take an afternoon to simply get lost in Edinburgh and enjoy the cheerful bustle of it.
Events in Edinburgh
Edinburgh features a packed calendar of events! The renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival occurs each August and is the largest arts and culture festival in the world. It includes theatre, dance, comedy, exhibitions and much more. A fan favourite is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which is a celebration of music, dance and military pageantry. It is topped off with an incredible firework finale. You could also time your trip for the Hogmanay celebrations, which feature street parties, parades, fireworks and a ceilidh at the castle! A summer visit to Scotland is incomplete without witnessing the Highland games. From a tug of war to a hammer-throwing contest, you’ll be entertained for days. You can find out which events in Edinburgh coincide with your trip, or plan it accordingly.