7 reasons why you should camp at the Edinburgh Festival….

Most people have had some kind of camping experience, be it as a child when you were in the Scouts, a weekend trip with your friends when you were first getting a taste for independence, or it could be a beloved pastime, a way to spend an intimate holiday with your family without any distractions. For those who love camping, you don’t need us to tell you how the air tastes different, or what it feels like when you transition from sleeping to awake with only the morning sun to guide you. But for those who have had a different experience, let’s consider some real reasons why you should give our Bell Tent camping experience a go this summer at the Edinburgh festival…

1. YOU WANT TO TRY OUT CAMPING…

Bell Tents are the perfect way to get into camping if you’re not sure whether you’d enjoy it. Things that seasoned campers probably don’t notice anymore can be quite daunting for camping newcomers. Being able to stand up in your tent, having space to unpack your bags, chairs to sit on, concerns over whether your tent is fully waterproof are all things you needn’t worry about with our Bell Tents. What is so special about camping is that when you open your door in the morning you are greeted by morning sun, fresh air and that big sky expanding over the top of you without missing out of any of the comfort. Why not have it all? With all the space of hotel room, you also get all that greenery and the home comforts we all love. With our Bell Tents you can enjoy your break, maybe a barbeque in the sun, and afford a longer stay without sacrificing on comfort.

2. YOU HAVE A YOUNG FAMILY

Everyone knows that with a young family, things aren’t quite as straight forward as they once were, and usually, purse strings are a little tighter. You still want to be able to go away, but you’re worried that events such as the Edinburgh Fringe are going to be expensive. They don’t need to be. If you need the space and want to feel assured that your shelter from elements will be sufficient to keep your littluns warm and dry, then our Bell Tents are ideal. Bell Tents offer high quality airbeds, real linen, cosy 13.5 tog duvets, camping chairs and plenty of floor space, so bring the travel cot, the baby bouncer, the kids’ trikes.

3. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Camping is an excellent way to reset your natural sleeping rhythms. Our bodies function best going to sleep when it’s dark and waking up when it’s light, as the melatonin levels in our bodies adjust according to the natural light surrounding us. Artificial light affects our ability to increase melatonin, which sends signals to brains telling us when it’s time for bed. So coming camping this summer may be the break your body needs away from all those bright lights, TV screens and electronics to allow your body to unwind down and get the best night’s sleep you’ve had in ages.

4. IT IS GOOD FOR YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH

Yes, I know people are always talking about fresh air, but camping is actually good your health for a number of reasons. Fresh well circulated air gives your lungs a chance to clean themselves and with all the oxygen production from the greenery around us, our lungs will be thanking us after spending the day in the inner city bustle of the Edinburgh festivals. The increase in activity as you explore the site will increase your endorphins which will also make you feel great.

5. IT IS GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Let’s not underestimate the importance of looking after your wellbeing and mental health. Getting away from work, your daily grind and all those distractions that filter into our days will be a welcome break for you and your family. Camping is the perfect way to make a small investment in your own and your family’s wellbeing to spend some quality stress-free and distraction-free time together, create wonderful memories, strengthen bonds with your family and reset this summer.

6. YOU WANT TO ENJOY THE FESTIVAL BUT NEED A BREAK FROM THE CRAZINESS OF THE CITY

If you have ever been to the Edinburgh festivals before, you will be aware that the city itself turns to chaos over the month long period of the five different festivals that are being held. With literally millions of people being drawn into the city, it’s exciting, fun and vibrant, but heck is it tiring! The constant buzz of everything going on is an amazing experience, but there is nothing quite like being able to retire to your own little safe haven and recharge ready for the next day.

7. YOU NEED COMFORT AND PARKING

As above, our Bell Tents offer stylish budget camping accommodation, and very importantly, includes parking! Driving in the city centre over the festival isn’t exactly advisable, and trying to find a parking space should be classed as a sport. Our car park has plenty of space, and and there are 24 public transport services within walking distance.  and free parking at the Park and Ride just up the road, you can easily get around without having to worry about where to leave your car and still enjoy your stay in style.


Find out more about our Bell Tents.

Our lovely Bell Tents are now available to book, so get your dates in now and start planning your summer 2018.

HAPPY CAMPING!