A warm welcome awaits you on the shores of the Firth of Forth

Explore the Best of Both Worlds


Explore the Best of Both Worlds with East Lothian Beaches and Edinburgh City Life

City or beach, that’s the question that most people deliberate over when considering the best place to holiday in the UK? But with a stay at Drummohr Camping and Glamping Site, you really can have the best of both worlds. Ideally located on the shores of the Firth of Forth, just 10 miles from Edinburgh City, Drummohr is perfect for camping Edinburgh and exploring the East Lothian beaches. When staying at our campsite near Edinburgh for a weekend short break on one of our touring pitches, glamping pods or hot tub lodges Edinburgh, the majority of guests use the excellent public transport links by bus or train to visit the Edinburgh attractions on the Saturday and then enjoy one of the East Lothian beaches or coastal villages such as North Berwick or Dunbar on the Sunday. Drummohr is perfectly located for day trips to East Lothian, the Scottish Borders and Fife. So why not extend your stay for longer to explore all that wonderful South East Scotland has to offer? There are regular bus services along the East Lothian coast and a train runs from nearby Wallyford station to North Berwick for those that want to be car-free in East Lothian. 

Glamping East Lothian 

Known as Edinburgh’s Coast and Country, Scotland’s Golf Coast and Scotland’s Food and Drink County it’s easy to understand why East Lothian is one of the best place to holiday in the UK. East Lothian enjoys more hours of sunshine than the rest of Scotland. With 40 miles of stunning coastline, golden beaches, picturesque villages and 21 golf courses there is something for everyone and East Lothian is perfect for a family-friendly break in the UK. And the best thing is, we are just a short distance from Edinburgh and a convenient location for holidaymakers travelling to Scotland from England. Even if you are travelling further North to the Scottish Highlands, or undertaking a Scottish camper road trip, East Lothian is a superb stopping point. East Lothian is the starting point for the John Muir Way, named after John Muir, the famous Scottish naturalist and founder of the US National Park, a long-distance coastal path between Dunbar and Helensburgh.  

Shore of East Lothian

East Lothian - Edinburgh’s Coast and Country 

East Lothian is well known as Edinburgh’s Coast and Country as a result of its proximity to Scotland’s capital city. Some of the best beaches in East Lothian are just a short drive from Drummohr. Whether you like walking, building sandcastles, enjoying a picnic, observing the local wildlife or getting into the water, there is an East Lothian beach for everyone. Many of them are dog-friendly beaches and you can partake in a wide variety of watersports including paddle boarding and kite surfing. For our guide to all the East Lothian beaches CLICK HERE. Our favourites are: 

  • Yellowcraig beach, with its beautiful views of Fidra island and lighthouse, made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island;  
  • Bustling Portobello, with its lovely promenade;   
  • Aberlady Bay, with its fabulous nature reserve; and  
  • Secluded Seacliff Beach, with its fabulous views towards Bass Rock and Tantallon Castle.   

If countryside is more your thing than coast, East Lothian there are plenty of places to explore by car, foot or on two wheels. Our newly refurbished 2-bedroom Pentland Lodge with hot tub Edinburgh is named after the Pentland Hills Regional Park and Lammermuir Hills which are perfect for those that enjoy hillwalking, sporting amazing views of the Firth of Forth coastline and Edinburgh attractions such as Arthurs Seat. Quiet roads and dedicated cycling tracks such as are perfect for exploring East Lothian by bike. 

Historic castles such as Tantallon Castle and Direlton Castle, both operated by Historic Environment Scotland, are located in stunning scenery and provide a fascinating insight into the local history for all the family. 

Shores of East Lothian

East Lothian – Scotland’s Golf Coast 

The home of the Scottish Open, East Lothian boasts 21 golf courses, including the largest concentration of Championship links golf courses anywhere in the world. No matter what your golfing ability there is something for everyone. Guests at Drummohr enjoy a 50% discount off green fees at the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, located next door to the site. CLICK HERE for our guide to the golf courses of East Lothian. 

East Lothian – Scotland’s Food and Drink County 

Food and drink is a speciality of East Lothian, which makes the most of its location for produce from both land and sea. Visitors can enjoy locally produced gin, cider, beer and whisky.  With excellent local Scottish produce, plenty of coffee and cake shops, award winning bakers and ice cream makers and fresh fish there is something for everyone. There is also a wide range of dining options from fresh fish and chips through to Michelin quality fine dining. There is a food map showcasing local producers that welcome holidaymakers, which you can access CLICK HERE.  

Some of our favourite local East Lothian producers are: 

Family-Friendly East Lothian 

East Lothian is perfect for a child-friendly Scottish family holiday for children of all ages, some of our favourite spots for all the family are:  

For more suggestions for child-friendly things to do in East Lothian visit our website HERE.  

Family on scooters

Glamping Edinburgh 

One of the most convenient and best campsites near Edinburgh, Drummohr is perfect for camping Edinburgh. The bus stop is a 5-minute walk from the campsite entrance and there are frequent bus services to Princes St Edinburgh, including a night bus. The scenic bus journey passes through Musselburgh and Portobello. Value for money family-friendly bus tickets are available. The train station at Wallyford is a 15-minute walk or there is a large car park and trains run to Edinburgh Haymarket approximately once an hour taking just 10 minutes. It is so easy to visit Edinburgh without taking the car when staying in one of our lodge with hot tub Edinburgh. For more information on Edinburgh attractions please visit our website by clicking HERE. The city is home to world famous events such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh festival, Edinburgh Tattoo and the December Princes St Hogmanay celebrations. Drummohr’s easy and frequent access to the city makes the campsite an ideal Edinburgh festival campsite. 

Edinburgh is a compact city and whilst it’s fairly hilly it is perfect for exploring on foot. The city is divided into two by the train line and Princes St Gardens, with the medieval Old Town and historic Royal Mile to the South and the elegant Georgian New Town, perfect for dining and shopping, to the North. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny. At the other end of the Royal Mile, Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park has sweeping views and is perfect for a morning or evening walk or run. Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials and is an excellent vantage point for viewing the city. There are free museums and historic monuments to explore throughout the city. One of our favourites is the National Museum of Scotland, a free child-friendly Edinburgh activity for all the family. 

If you enjoy eating out when camping Edinburgh, the city has a huge wealth of options, from cheap cafes, through to well known chains, up to fine dining, with the city having a choice of four Michelin starred restaurants in Edinburgh. These are Number One at the Balmoral and The Kitchin, Martin Wishart. There really is something for everyone. 

Glamping boothy

We hope you understand why we think Drummohr is one of the best places to holiday in the UK for unparalleled choice. Why not try one of our Drummohr hot tub accommodation today?