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Touring and Tents FAQs

What size pitches do you have at your campsite near Edinburgh?

We have a variety of pitches to choose from when camping Edinburgh.

  • 21 hard-standing super pitches (8m x 5m) which are fully serviced with 16amp electric, grey waste drainage and fresh water supply – suitable for awning
  • 42 hard-standing large (7.5m x 5m) pitches with 16amp electric  -  suitable for awning
  • 26 hard-standing small (7.5m x 3.5m) pitches with 16amp electric-  not suitable for awning

  • 18 grass large (5m x 5m) touring pitches with 16amp electric -  not suitable for awning
  • 6 grass small (5m*3m) touring pitches with 16amp electric -  not suitable for awning

  • 5 grass large (5m x 5m) tent pitches with 16amp electric; please note measurements include guy ropes
  • 24 grass medium (4m x 4m) tent pitches with 16amp electric; please note measurements include guy ropes
  • 13 backpacker/cyclist pitches

Please note that some of our hard-standing pitches are only accessed over grass so please check the pitch description when booking your caracan holidays Edinburgh.

Can I park my car next to my tourer or tent pitch when Edinburgh camping?

Yes, one vehicle may be parked on your touring or grass tent pitch when staying at our holiday park Edinburgh. Tents are required to be pitched and cars parked as recommended by our wardens for H&S purposes. We have only a small visitors car park therefore we respectfully request that there is only one car per camping Edinburgh booking. We cannot guarantee on-site parking for additional vehicles and there is only a small country lane with no street parking leading to the site.

What are the arrival and departure times for Drummohr touring and tent pitches?

Your Edinburgh camping pitch will be ready from 1pm on arrival day. If you are going to arrive later than 6pm please let us know so there is someone there to greet you or we can arrange for a remote check-in. We are unable to accommodate any touring or tent arrivals onto our campsite Edinburgh after 9pm to avoid disturbing other guests. Please note that access to the site is barrier controlled and pitches are all pre-allocated in advance of your arrival. Departure time on the last day of your camping Edinburgh stay is noon at the latest.

Can I book Drummohr touring pitches all year round for my camping Edinburgh stay?

If you are looking for caravan sites open all year Scotland then Drummohr touring site is the place for you. As one of a few campsites open all year in Scotland we are an ideal site from which to enjoy the Edinburgh Christmas markets and Hogmanay celebrations, perfect for Christmas camping. We also have some Winter seasonal caravan pitches available, Our seasonal caravan pitches are available either March to September or we have Winter seasonal caravan pitches available October to February.

What does it mean by Low Noise Policy site?

Drummohr is one of the few caravan parks Edinburgh that has built a reputation on being a peaceful location at which to enjoy your Edinburgh camping trip. We do not allow music or loud noise from any device that can be heard outside of your hot tub accommodation Edinburgh. Children must not play in the playground after 9pm and we ask for conversation-level noise only after 10pm. We do expect all guests to follow this policy so that everyone can relax and enjoy their time at Drummohr. Guests who do not will be asked to leave immediately. Our campsite Edinburgh is suitable for families and couples and we do not accept camping Edinburgh group bookings for groups of more than 3.

Can I bring my dog?

We are a dog-friendly touring site Scotland and allow a maximum of two well-behaved dogs by prior arrangement on our tent, caravan and motorhome pitches free of charge. No dangerous breeds. Dogs must always be kept on a lead and must not be left unattended on our campsite Edinburgh at any time even in your own accommodation as being in a new location may cause them to become distressed and a nuisance to other guests. We have a dog walk path on our campsite in Edinburgh, but can also recommend several other walks suitable for dog walking in the local area or some of the best dog walks Edinburgh. Please ask us for details. Our Edinburgh campsite wardens are also able to advise as to local dog friendly pubs and attractions.

Is there public transport to Drummohr Caravan Park?

If you live in Scotland and are looking for caravan parks near me you will be delighted to know that Drummohr has excellent public transport links to both Edinburgh city centre/Edinburgh Zoo and East along the East Lothian coast. The number 26 bus to Edinburgh runs every 10 minutes from the Mining Museum Prestonpans bus stop, a five-minute walk from the site (every 20 minutes in the evening) and normally takes around 1 hour, with plenty of stops in Edinburgh City including Princes St. East Lothian buses allow dogs.

East Lothian buses also operate the night service N26 which runs every 90 minutes. Just make sure you get on one with the destination Seton Sands or Tranent if returning on the night service. If you are staying with us we recommend that you download the East Lothian Bus app which gives live updates on every service.

There is also a train station at Wallyford, a twenty-minute walk from the campsite and trains run every hour. The journey to Edinburgh Waverley takes around 10 minutes. Trains run between approximately 06.30 and 21.00. Wallyford Railway Station has a park and ride and electric vehicle charging stations, as well as a large free car park.

Our holiday park in Edinburgh is a five-minute walk from the John Muir Way and so is an excellent overnight spot for cyclists and walkers attempting this long-distance trail.

However, having your own transport is always an advantage when camping Edinburgh at caravan parks near me or glamping at Drummohr if you want to make the most of the beautiful East Lothian coastline or countryside, as well as being convenient for bringing all your Edinburgh camping essentials.

Where are your nearest supermarkets?

We have a small licensed shop on site. The nearest convenience store is the Co-Op in nearby Prestonpans, about 1-mile from Drummohr. The Co-Op is open until 10pm. Click here for their website.

Musselburgh is around 2-miles away and has a selection of chain and independent stores including a bakers, greengrocers and butchers. There is also a Tesco Extra, open until midnight, Iceland Foods, open until 8pm and Aldi open until 10pm.

What is there to do on Drummohr Touring Caravan site?

Our peaceful and picturesque Edinburgh campsite is ideally placed to explore the attractions of Edinburgh City Centre, the beautiful beaches, attractions and harbours of the North Berwick coastline, play a round on one of Scotland’s most famous golf courses and the East Lothian countryside. However, with the shores of the Firth of Forth and the Levenhall Links nature reserves a mere 5-minute stroll away you can stay occupied when camping Edinburgh without venturing too far. It’s a lovely walk to Musselburgh and you can always get the bus or a taxi back. The scenic outdoor Preston Grange Mining Museum is opposite the Drummohr campsite and is free to visit all year round. It provides some fascinating information about the industrial heritage of the local area.

Relaxing on Drummohr site in our beautiful surroundings may also suit. Our Edinburgh campsite is located in the grounds of an old monastery and evidence of the old walled garden still remains. The site is encircled by trees and when the leaves are fallen there are lovely views across the Firth of Forth towards Fife. Facilities on-site are kept deliberately low-key to maintain our peaceful environment although there is a children’s playground in the centre of the site. We have a Book Exchange in our Information Point if you fancy reading something different whilst relaxing in your caravan, camper van, tent or motorhome. There is also a small licensed shop.

What is the nearest pub serving food?

There are several pubs serving food in Musselburgh (2 miles away) including the Muss Bar and KItchen (0131 629 9746) and The David Macbeth Moir (JD Wetherspoon), (0131 653 1060). Newcraighall (5 miles away) has the Cuddie Brae (0131 657 1212). There is also a pub in nearby Prestonpans, known locally as The Goth (full title The Prestoungrange Gothenburg) (01875 305741), less than a half hour walk along the John Muir Way. 

Do you accept Stag/Hen Parties at Drummohr?

Sorry, we do not accept stag or hen parties for our camping Edinburgh. As a low noise policy site, we have families and couples who book with us for some quality time camping Edinburgh. Also, as per our terms and conditions, we don’t allow any music to be played by our guests that can be heard outside of their Drummohr tent or touring pitch.

Is there WIFI on site?

Yes, free WIFI is available on site for all guests. However, due to our location there can be issues with the free WIFI particularly when the site is full, so we do ask guests to bear this in mind. We do have good 4G signal. Our wardens will try to assist with any specific issues or requests, if you are trying to book somewhere to eat or wanted some local information. If you want any suggestions on how to keep the children entertained whilst Edinburgh camping at Drummohr just let us know, there are lots of child-friendly attractions close by.

Are you within walking distance to local shops?

Yes, you can walk down into either Levenhall, which has a small village store, or Prestonpans, which has a larger selection and a Co-Op. Both are around 1-1.5 miles away. The more energetic could cycle into Musselburgh, around 2 miles away. We also have a small licensed shop at Reception. We recommend Edinburgh (10 miles away) for shopping, 1-hour by bus or 10 minutes on the train, with the train station a 20-minute walk from the campsite entrance.

Can I use my own BBQ?

Yes, you can bring and use your own gas, charcoal or disposable BBQ when camping Edinburgh, however these must be used safely and not placed on the grass or any wooden surface such as the table or decking. Please also ensure that it is well away from your tent or awning. Never take BBQs into your accommodation (including tents, caravans and awnings). A warm BBQ gives off poisonous carbon monoxide which can kill. Own fire pits, the use of BBQs as firepits, or open fires are not allowed. We do have fire baskets available to hire for £15 a stay which includes some logs and firelighters to get you started, with further supplies being available from our shop.