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Enjoying a 5-star break at Drummohr needn’t cost a fortune, with a wide variety of pitches and accommodation to suit all budgets and some fabulous low season rates. 

Whilst you are staying with us you can enjoy lots of places to visit in Edinburgh for free. There are also plenty of free things to do in East Lothian, with its beaches and breath-taking landscapes. We asked our site wardens what their favourite free activities in Edinburgh were. Dive into the wonders of Scotland's heartland without stretching your budget.

Top Free Attractions in Edinburgh

  • The Royal Mile – Traverse the historic heart of Scotland's capital from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle, filled with stories, interesting buildings and landmarks. There are lots of self-guided free walking tours in Edinburgh available online including GPSMYCITY.
  • Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat – Conquer Edinburgh's ancient volcano for panoramic city views.
  • National Museum of Scotland – Delve into Scotland's vibrant past and future, a real family friendly free attraction in Edinburgh.
  • Scottish National Gallery – Admire masterpieces from renowned global artists.
  • Princes Street Gardens – Unwind amidst the serene greenery, with Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. Site of the infamous Edinburgh Christmas markets late November – December.
  • Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh – Step back in time and relive the magic of childhood through intriguing exhibits.

Join a Free Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Embark on a free walking tour in Edinburgh and delve deep into city tales, from ancient legends to modern-day anecdotes, with seasoned local guides. Edinburgh Free Tour and Scotland City Tours are just two of the free walking tours in Edinburgh on offer. Tours typically last around 2 hours.

Places to Visit in Edinburgh for Free

  • St Giles' Cathedral – Marvel at the stunning Gothic architecture founded 1124.
  • Royal Botanic Garden – Wander 70 acres of enchanting gardens. Daily guided walks are also available for a small fee.
  • Grassmarket – Experience the city's historic squares and vibrant street culture.
  • Edinburgh's Waterfront – Journey along the coast and uncover hidden seaside treasures. The Port of Leith, home of the Royal Yacht Britannia, is just 2 miles from the centre and accessible by bus, whilst the Victorian promenade at Portobello makes for a great Sunday morning stroll. The more adventurous could dive into the refreshing waters at Portobello Beach and experience the thrill of nature. Or why not visit the magnificent Forth Bridges?

Explore East Lothian's Free Attractions

  • Tantallon Castle Ruins – Stand amidst medieval history overlooking the sea. Access to the castle itself is now prohibited but it still makes for an evocative walk.
  • Longniddry Bents, Gullane Beach & Belhaven Bay – Soak up the sun on East Lothian's pristine shores. Relish the coastal beauty and shimmering sands.
  • Hailes Castle, East Linton – Travel back in time at this captivating riverside ruin.
  • Prestongrange Mining Museum – Unearth the rich history of Scotland's mining heritage. This open-air museum is located opposite Drummohr and is a great local dog walk. Open 24/7 even when the visitor centre is closed, with interpretative boards on the outdoor exhibits.
  • Victoria Harbour, Dunbar – Revel in the picturesque scenes of boats and bustling marine life.
  • John Muir Way – Traverse East Lothian's diverse landscapes on foot on this long-distance footpath between Dunbar and Helensburgh. The John Muir Way passes close to the entrance to Drummohr with the sections to Musselburgh in the West and Prestonpans in the East being ideal for an early morning stroll or bike ride.
  • Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve – Experience the serenity of nature and vibrant birdlife.
  • Dalkeith Country Park – Wander through centuries-old woodlands, picturesque riversides, and explore the beautiful Restoration Yard in this historical park. Parking charges may apply if you use the car parks in the country park but parking is also available in Dalkeith.

With an array of free attractions in Edinburgh and free things to do in East Lothian a break with us needn’t cost a fortune. With the bus stop 5 minutes’ walk from the campsite entrance and competitive day passes available with Lothian Buses from as little as £5 a day for an adult (single trip £2) exploring this wonderful region by public transport is perfect.