Bringing your Motorhome or Campervan to the Edinburgh Festivals?
Bringing your Motorhome, Caravan or Campervan to Edinburgh Festival Camping? Here’s a bit more about what you can expect from your stay, and remember, just because you have your own complete camping unit, it doesn’t mean you need to hang out in there all the time. Your time at the Edinburgh Festivals is limited, so get settled in, have an explore of the campsite and come join us in the tipis! We work really hard to create a sense of community on our campsite, and to make our campsite an experience in itself, and we want you to enjoy it!
1. WE ARE A NORMAL CAMPSITE (JUST MORE AWESOME)
This might sound really silly, but we get asked loads what the campsite is like and how noisy it is. We’re really not a big music festival campsite like Glastonbury or V Festival, nor is it filled with the demographic you might expect at those campsites. Our campers are tourists, visitors and performers and staff at the Edinburgh Festivals, like yourselves. We see plenty of people who are touring around Scotland, with probably half being from the UK and the other half travelling from Europe, Australia, the US & Canada, and elsewhere too.
2. THE PITCHES
All of our Motorhome, Campervan and Caravan Pitches are in the Meadow, which has grass pitches. As we’re only open for the Festival season, we don’t have serviced pitches, but we have both water points, grey water and chemical waste disposal on site. The pitches are 8×8 metres and you are welcome to park here next to your tent or caravan if there’s room. If you’d rather have more space, you are welcome to use our free car park. Your pitch is your pitch, so there’s no extra charge for awnings or pup tents, it’s all based on the Per Person Per Night price, which we think is the fairest way to cover our costs. There’s a limit of 1 car per pitch but there’s no limit to how many cars you can park in the main car park.
3. ELECTRIC HOOK UP
Yes, we do offer Electric Hook Up. This is an additional £5 per night per pitch, which just covers the installation costs. If you haven’t booked Electric Hook Up and would like it, we strongly recommend you upgrade as soon as possible as they are in high demand! When you are checked in, we will show you which power socket to use, and if you have a 20 metre cable, we recommend bringing it as the power is central to the block of pitches. If you are unable to bring your own Hook Up cable, you can borrow one of ours for a £15 returnable deposit.
4. ON SITE FACILITIES
In the Meadow, there are separate Men and Womens’ shower blocks (with a toilet cubicle), and a unisex toilet block. There are water points, chemical disposal, waste bins (all waste is sorted for recycling upon collection) and our Meadow Check In Tent. There is a footpath down to the bottom of the Meadow which allows pedestrians to cut through to the Tipis, washing up areas, camp kitchen, further information points, overflow car park and permanent fixed toilet blocks. More information on our facilities here.
5. WHAT ARE THE TIPIS?
The tipis are our three Giant Hat Tipis, a massive space for all of our campers (children too) to enjoy and socialise in. They are the heart of our campsite. This is where our official Fringe stage is (last year we had daily evening performances!) as well as our cafe and licensed bar. Breakfast is available here from 07:30am if you fancy a cheeky bacon roll or a real coffee. We think of the tipis like a lounge or living room, and we invite you to too. You can bring your own food in if you don’t want to eat in your motorhome, and we have a number of board games for different ages to play with. This space is for everyone, we hope you’ll enjoy using them!
6. CAN WE BUY BREAKFAST?
Yes if you like! Our aim to be an affordable accommodation option is reflected in our food and bar prices. We offer breakfast daily from 07:30 til 10:30am with cereals, toast and bacon rolls, then hot paninis through the day from 11:00am, and an evening special for dinner. For example, for breakfast, cereal + toast and a hot drink (tea, filter coffee or hot chocolate) is £3.50 per person. At the bar, a bottle of beer or a glass of wine is £2.50 and a soft drink is £1. If you can’t be bothered to cook, it’s no problem.
7. CAN I BRING A BBQ?
Absolutely! We ask that BBQs are off the ground and we don’t permit campfires as it ruins the grass, but otherwise please bring your BBQ or camp stove!
8. HOW EASY IS PUBLIC TRANSPORT?
We’re really well located when it comes to public transport. We have two bus stops outside the campsite (2-6 minute walk) and the tram stop, which is 1 mile away (or a 20 minute walk). Buses and trams run regularly in both directly 24 hours a day, and there is free parking at the tram station (Ingliston Park & Ride). If you’re going to the Tattoo, make sure you check out our up to date information at the campsite about your return options. The easiest thing is to get a taxi if there is a group of you, but otherwise there are multiple bus options to drop you outside the campsite or by the tram station after the show finishes.
9. SHOULD WE BRING OUR BIKES?
Absolutely! We’re 7.5 miles from the city centre with a direct cycle path, so it’s easy to get in. Another great option for a day out is to spend some time at The Helix at Falkirk or to check out the different cycling paths around Edinburgh.
If you have any questions at all, please get in touch.