Frequently Asked Questions...

How far are you from Edinburgh city centre?
We are 8.5 miles (13.5km) from the city centre, with great public transport links within walking distance.


What public transport options do I have?
There are both bus stops and the tram stop within walking distance. Both the buses and tram will get you into the city within 25 minutes (traffic dependent). There are bus services running 24 hours a day. Check out our location page for more information on this. 


How much would a taxi cost?
A taxi should cost about £20-£25, but please be aware this will vary and may be more at night. N.B. There is also a night bus from the city which runs every 30 minutes from midnight to 4.30am, which would drop you by Ingliston Park and Ride (20 minute walk away).


Do your pitches have electric hook up?
No, we do not offer electric hook up.


Can I bring a generator?


How can I charge my phone?
We have multiple charging points for devices.


Are dogs allowed?
Yes, as long as they are well behaved and are kept on their leads. We have fields around us where they can stretch their legs and do their business (this must be picked up).


Can I park next to my tent?
Yes, if you book a premium pitch.


Can I park next to my tent if I book a Bring Your Own Tent pitch?
No, we have a car park where you can park. However, you are welcome to drive on site when you set up and take down your tent.


Where should I go when I arrive?
Our entrance is the West Gate of the Royal Highland Centre, on Hallyards Road. Do not use the postcode on your satellite navigation system as the postcode covers too wide an area; instead you can use Google Maps to direct you to Edinburgh Festival Camping. When you arrive, please park in the car park outside (please not on the tarmac immediately outside the gate, as this is reserved for disabled guests and taxis). Through the gate on the left you will find our lovely check-in staff at our check in desk. We will then show you where you need to be and you are welcome to drive on site to unload the car, or if in a premium pitch you can park on your pitch.


Is breakfast available on site?
Yes, we serve breakfast from 7.30am til 10.30am every day.


How easy it is to extend my stay?
Really easy! Get in touch and we can extend your booking. If you know in advance, it is best to get the dates booked in as we can sell out. If you decide to extend during your stay with us, come talk to us at our check in desk.


What disabled facilities do you have?
We have a disabled toilet in our main toilet block with a sink, however we do not have a disabled shower. If you have a disability and would like to stay with us, please get in touch to let us know what your needs are.


It says you are an official Fringe venue? 
Yes, in the evenings our social tent becomes our Fringe Venue. There is a bar and both resident and visiting performers will perform here. The performances are open to anyone and there is no charge (though please feel free to give donations).


Can I perform at your venue?
We are currently putting together a programme of performers, so please get in touch if you would like to perform here and let us know what type of act you are, how long your set is and when you are available.


Is there a deal for theatre groups who would like to stay?
Yes, we offer a performer discount to individuals and groups with a minimum stay of 10 nights.


Can I book more than one pitch through your online booking engine?
Yes, put in your dates and the number of people you’d like to stay in your first pitch, press ‘Search’ and select your Accommodation option. Press ‘Confirm and Continue’, then hit ‘Add Another Booking’ and adjust any of the information as needed and select your next option. If you need to remove any of your options, press ‘Remove’ and you will be prompted by a pop up box to confirm this. Press ‘Okay’ when prompted by the pop up box to remove the option.


A group of us have booked to Bring Your Own Tent, how many tents can we bring?
You can bring as many as you need. BYO Tent guests are priced per person, so you decide how many you think you’ll need.


What does your camping kitchen include?
We have gas camping stoves, a few pots and pans and some crockery. We ask for a £1 donation for each use towards gas, and recommend you bring your own cooking sets and utensils.


Is there a shop nearby?
Yes, there is a Co-op convenience store within walking distance and a Morrisons supermarket at the Gyle Centre, about 10 minutes drive away. We also sell a few bits – milk, snacks, spare batteries etc.


I’d like to volunteer for free accommodation…
Great, fill in an application form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We ask for 3 hours work per day in exchange for your free stay, with a minimum stay of 5 nights.


Anything useful you’d suggest to bring?
Torch or head torch, warm pajamas (it is Scotland!), flipflops & a towel for showering, own set of cutlery, mug, a pan & can opener (if you’ll be cooking), and a smile!