The Tipis and outside play area at Edinburgh Festival Camping

We Are Edinburgh Festival Camping

Welcome to one of the most affordable, friendly & amazing experiences for visitors & performers of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Whether you are bringing your own tent, motorhome or caravan, want a pre-pitched tent or a stylish bell tent, we have an option for just about everybody during the month of August in Edinburgh. If this sounds like it’s for you, then hurry up and book because festival season is coming! If this doesn’t sound like it’s for you, let us at Edinburgh Festival Camping show you (yes you! Reading behind your computer and or mobile device) why we are a perfect match.


The Cafe/ Venue 403


Our Tipi Cafe and Edinburgh festivals Venue 403


Our Tipi magically transforms from our tipi cafe into Edinburgh Fringe Venue 403. This is where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served! Don’t be surprised to see a performer from the festival or our volunteers doing their thing on the Venue 403 stage. Wifi can be found here. Oh and there is occasionally a pot of gold behind the tipi too… or a pot of delicious hot curry! Inside the tipi, memories are remembered for the rest of your life. However, it is also a bar, so don’t be too surprised if you forget a few things too! It goes without saying, but please remember to drink responsibly!


Clean Bathrooms & Showers

We have two shower blocks and plenty of toilets in the Countryside area and a further two shower blocks and an additional toilet block in the Meadow, with lots of hot showers (we get great feedback about them!) and plenty of loos and sinks. Maintained throughout the day and evening, you will find our showers and toilets in tip-top condition. Oh! I forgot to mention that we also have a hair drying booth too if you have enough hair for it.


Our volunteers ensure everything is perfect for you


The Undercover Hangout

Families, individuals, performers and sometimes dogs can often be found here enjoying the great WiFi reception, charging their phones, checking out our information board and enjoying the shelter from the unpredictable Scottish weather. Located right next to our Check-In desk, you can chat with one of our volunteers and they can point you in the right direction to the perfect festival show and explain how you might get there (there are over 300 venues). 




In Earth We Trust

Our main aim is to provide an incredible service to our customers and to ensure that the experience they have is second to none. All of our volunteers are keen to help anyone with anything, and if they don’t have an answer, they will find someone that does. Other than our love for camping and catering, we love our environment and we want to let you know that we are doing our best to protect the place we call home. There are multiple recycling points on-site and we re-use as much as we can in life and on-site. We encourage everyone staying, volunteering or working for us, to utilise the recycling points and reduce their carbon footprint. We advocate everyone staying with us to bring their own cups, plates, bowls and cutlery. 



We did say rain, wind or shine 😛

We Are Just People That Love People

The Ninja’s of Edinburgh Festival Camping have built this campsite every year for the last 5 years and we only ever get better at it! We build with our clientele at the forefront of every decision, to ensure the best possible customer experience is relayed. Rain, wind or sunshine, the Ninja’s are on hand to help with building our beautiful site, interacting with guests and providing 1st class customer service. This is an incredible opportunity to meet people from all over the world, at an affordable price while being engulfed at the world’s biggest international art, music, comedy, drama, book and science festivals in the magnificent Scottish capital. 


A riverside view of our site

It’s very simple to get hold of us but be quick because it is going to be harder to get a spot because we are filling up everyday! Check out more about our facilities here or email your questions to us at We also have socials (obviously it is 2019) just click the links below to check them out. Give us a “like” or “follow”, or be really cheeky and slide into our DM’s.