Facilities and 2019 Improvements

We were very excited and proud to present our wonderful giant nordic tipis in 2017. The idea behind them is that they are a space for everyone on the campsite to use and enjoy from 7:30am til late. They are a place to:




  • eat a hearty breakfast or grab a panini
  • have a proper coffee & plan your Edinburgh experience
  • NEW in 2019 – a hot evening meal served every night except Tuesdays.
  • play games together
  • have a go at our open mic & trivia evenings
  • have a beer or a wee dram with friends
  • be entertained (we are Fringe Venue 403 too and have occasional acts on)
  • shelter from the, occasionally a bit wet and windy, Scottish elements
  • a place to charge your phone / ipad / powerpack etc free of charge

Toilets and Showers etc.

We’ve always been proud of our toilets and showers at Ed Fest Camping. We are a temporary campsite but not all of our facilities are temporary – we have 2 toilet blocks and 1 shower block all of which are fixed permanent facilities and provide high quality hot showers, loads of basins to wash in and plenty of toilets.


In addition to these, we will also be providing the 2 extra high performance domestic standard shower blocks that we had on site in 2018. This means our Meadow area for motorhomes, caravans and campervans will have access to their own showers as well as their own toilet block with high-quality sinks and taps, and full-flushing toilets connected to the mains.

All blocks are all regularly cleaned, inspected and re-stocked…


Basically we will all be as clean as a whistle!!!

Toilets and handbasins at Edinburgh Festival Camping


We’re very proud of the campsite we produce and operate for just 4 weeks of the year. We know we represent really good value for money compared to other available accommodation in Edinburgh during the Festival & Fringe, and compared to other temporary campsites servicing festivals around the country. Reviews are very important to us so we can understand what we are getting right and where we need to improve, and the customer feedback we get is directly used in our planning for the following year… Our customers are everything and we want to make you happy!!!

On site facilities to help make your stay comfortable

Camp Kitchen

Undercover camp kitchen with electric stoves, pots, pans, bowls, plates & cutlery for you to use to cook for yourself.

Ice Pack Exchange

Bring your icepack to one of our freezers in The Meadow or Countryside Area for re-freezing.

Small Shop

For snacks and drinks and a few essentials you may have forgotten... otherwise there is a Co-op a 15 minute walk away.


Free charging for phones / iPads / devices in our Giant Tipi as well as a few other points around the campsite.

Free Wifi

We offer free wifi in some of the communal areas for you to check emails, book tickets to shows or for transport information etc.

Chemical Disposal

For motorhomers & caravaners we have safe chemical disposal points for your waste in The Meadow and Countryside Areas of the campsite

Toilets & Showers

3 blocks of great toilets, hot showers & sinks around the campsite - some permanent and some high quality plumbed in temporary facilities

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Bar / Cafe

Set in our Giant Nordic Tipis, we are open from 730am til late. Serving great coffee, snacks and cold drinks, as well as being a bar from the afternoon onwards serving beers, wine etc.

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We serve a reasonably priced breakfast from 730am. After that there are snacks, pot noodles and hot paninis on offer throughout the day and an hot evening meal most nights.

Free Parking

Free car park just outside the main gate for everyone in The Countryside area in BYO Tents, Pre-pitched and Bell Tents. Parking on your pitch for 1 vehicle in The Meadow area.

24 hr On-site Team

We all live on-site too! We have a full team of staff and volunteers to make sure your stay is comfortable, as well as night security. Any questions, just ask one of us...

Public Transport Info

We give out leaflets with comprehensive information about public transport to and from the campsite as well as offering advice and timetables on our info boards and at check-in. We can also help you book taxis too...

Washing Up Sinks

Available onsite with plenty of hot and cold water for all your dishwashing needs!!

Hair Drying Booth

A space with mirrors for you to plug in your own hairdryer / straighteners etc and sort your do out!

Sports and Games

We provide sports equipments and games to borrow, and space to play them in - footballs, boules, badminton, bat 'n ball etc. As well as board games available in the Tipis.

Bike Lock Area

For cyclists we have some good spaces for locking bikes up to secure railings under cover.

Undercover Hangout

Play the guitar, read some reviews, write some reviews and have a chat sat on our benches in our extra hangout space.

Info Point

Public transport information, Fringe Programmes, Festival flyers, Nearest amenities and a whole host of other info you may need.

Environment Matters

It’s important to us as a team to try to create as little an environmental impact as possible. This year we are upping our game and have some new initiatives especially around single use plastics and re-using where possible when it comes to our Tipi bar and cafe. Where this proves impossible we make sure everything which can be recycled is at a state of the art Scottish recycling centre…

Reduce Single Use Plastic

We’re doing our best to reduce our own single use plastic consumption on-site and want to encourage you to do the same. We’re no longer using any plastic cutlery at breakfast and will be using biodegradable cups at the bar. Drinking water is available all around the site for you to fill up your water bottles so please bring one and don’t buy bottled water…

Re-use as much as we can

Whilst re-using as much as possible of our own equipment we also want to encourage you to do the same. So, bring your own mug and get a discount on hot drinks in the cafe; even bring your own plate too for breakfast if you can. We have plenty of washing up facilities for all to be able to wash and re-use over and over. 

Recycling on site

On site we recycle as much glass, plastic, paper and cardboard as possible. All the waste goes to a state of the art recycling facility where all of the waste is meticulously sorted and over 85% is recycled.

Carbon Offsetting

In the first instance we aim to create as few carbon emissions as possible. We support carefully selected carbon offsetting projects around the globe to cover our transportation, and utilities carbon footprint.

Our Team

Edinburgh Festival Camping is brought to you by the Campingninja Team. Our aim is to make largescale events more accessible for everyone by creating reasonably prices temporary campsites for people from all over the world to stay in.


At our HQ we have a small and dedicated team who work year round to make sure our Edinburgh campsite is the best it can be. Geoff and Rhian are the Founders and next year they will be spending their 5th Summer up in Edinburgh with their young families; Sarah was originally a Volunteer back in 2016 and then came to work with us in the office in Gloucestershire in 2017. Your experience, from browsing and booking right up until you get home after a great stay, is the most important thing to us… We’re looking forward to seeing you in Edinburgh.

Sarah, Rhian and Geoff on a colder day at HQ!
Our wonderful 2017 Volunteer Crew having some team food and drinks...

In the run up to the Edinburgh Festivals we will be joined by a whole bunch more staff who will be managing our facilities, security, bar, cafe, customer services, volunteers, check-in, marketing, operations, and our Venue403. We’re very proud that, across the board, our staff are always rated extremely highly by our customers. Check our Jobs Page to see what we have available…


As well as our core staff team we welcome volunteers from the UK and all over the world to stay with us and become part of the Edinburgh Festival Camping family. Check our Volunteering page to find out more and see if we still have Volunteer positions available…