Many of our guests choose to stay at Drummohr Camping and Glamping site for thier Edinburgh camping trip because of our proximity to Edinburgh. There are so many Edinburgh things to do.
We are a caravan and camping site near Edinburgh. Our gorgeous Edinburgh campsite is just 2 miles from Musselburgh and 10 miles from Edinburgh Castle, which is easily accessible from Drummohr by public transport by both bus and train.
There is a bus stop 5 minutes’ walk from the campsite entrance. Buses to Edinburgh bus station take around an hour and stop on Princes St. The railway station is just 20 minutes’ walk, with a large free car park at the station. Trains take 10 minutes into Edinburgh Waverely. For the more energetic it’s a beautiful cycle, mainly on off-road tracks from Drummohr into Edinburgh City Centre.
What's more we are an Edinburgh campsite open all year round, making us perfect for a family camping or glamping trip to the Edinburgh Christmas market or the Hogmanay celebrations. We have a range of camping Edinburgh accommodation options to suit all budgets and are much cheaper than staying in Edinburgh city centre.
What do we recommend when camping Edinburgh?
There are so many famous landmarks in Edinburgh to choose from and if you have never visited the festival city of Edinburgh before, our recommendation would be to set off on foot and explore whatever building or alley takes your fancy. With so many Edinburgh things to do you will never be bored.
As touristy as it is, nothing beats a stroll through the Edinburgh Old Town, along the famous Edinburgh landmarks that is the Edinburgh Royal Mile, starting with Edinburgh Castle to the West and finishing with Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament to the East. The Edinburgh Dungeon is also worth a visit.
If you are looking for a child-friendly Edinburgh activity you could also visit Dynamic Earth located at the Eastern end of the Edinburgh Royal Mile.
Along the way you will pass many traditional Scottish pubs, fine restaurants, cashmere gift shops, whisky sellers including The Scottish Whisky Experience which offer tasting experiences, street entertainers and amazing buildings, Edinburgh landmarks and monuments such as St Giles’ Cathedrall and Mary King’s Close, not for the faint hearted!
If you would like some retail therapy during your Edinburgh camping trip, we recommend the Edinburgh New Town, again packed with shops and restaurants along the parallel streets of Rose St, Princes St and George St.
Did you know Edinburgh is the perfect spot to enjoy dark sky glamping and stargazing? The most amazing spots include Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill, Blackford Hill and Corstorphine Hill. If you want to step up your game when stargazing in Edinburgh, why not visit the Edinburgh Royal Observatory, one of the UK's major centres of astronomical research. The observatory holds regular open evenings for the public and is the ideal activity for those interested in astronomy.
There are plenty of museums in Edinburgh including the National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Galleries, Scotland National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The Royal Botanic Gardens are also worth a visit on a sunny day. Even better most museums are free to enter.
Child-friendly Edinburgh activities include the fascinating and free Museum of Childhood, Dynamic Earth, the world of illusions that is Camera Obscura and Edinburgh Zoo. What child wouldn’t want to see the famous pandas! And if your children are brave enough what about a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeon or particpate in one of the many Edinburgh ghost tours?
With so much to do at our campsite near Edinburgh, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your days out when camping Edinburgh.
Have a read of some of our blog articles relating to Edinburgh things to do or landmarks in Edinburgh for more inspiration:
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