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General

  • Budget stays for the Edinburgh festivals
  • Camp alongside festival performers and visitors
  • Free hot showers

As you might have heard, Edinburgh is quite the place for festivals. And as you also might have heard, it can be mighty tricky to get accommodation in Edinburgh during the time of the Fringe and the other August fests... and hotel prices are no laughing matter either...

So give a big hand to Edinburgh Festival Camping, set up so peeps can consider the August festival season in the city or use as a base for touring Scotland and know they've got a bed/remaining bank balance to boot. It's a friendly site designed to be accessible and affordable for all guests, and lays on accommodation for performers as well as visitors – might you have the Next Big Thing pitching up next to you...?

The site has showers, loos, a bar and catering area, and staff on site on a 24-hour basis for security and support. And it has the fringe benefit of easy access from the airport, as well as buses and trams a short walk away to take you straight into the city: the bus has regular services and the tram line into town takes about half an hour from the Edinburgh Airport stop or from Ingliston Park and Ride.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Depart: (2 nights)
Party: 2 adults

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8.7

Overall rating based on 6 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 
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Struttura eccellente, personale amichevole, servizi ok, piazzole ok 06/09/2016

Reviewer's country: Italy davide c. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    location davvero bella e comoda ai servizi pubblici per il centro di Edimburgo.
    personale assolutamente disponibile e accogliente
    regna silenzio e tranquillità

    Disliked: 

    servizi igienici scarsi e scomodi in rapporto al numero di utenti.
    prezzo non adeguato per il servizio offerto (mancanza di allacciamenti elettrici)

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Camp site was very clean and quiet, staff very helpful and friendly. 24/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elaine H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom rental tent (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean tent
    Clean site
    General amenities
    Helpful staff
    Quiet site
    Generally atomosphere
    Bacon butties for breakfast!!

    Disliked: 

    Distance to loos/showers (tho not a major issue)

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Friendly, clean site 24/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ceri R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly atmosphere to the site from the moment we arrived. There were performances and snacks available in the tent. Showers were really clean and lovely and hot. Toilets spotless.

    Disliked: 

    The airport is very close so can get a bit noisy, but you just tune out and ignore it.

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nice site, friendly staff, airport a bit too close 15/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom charlotte v. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly, nice atmosphere, good bus transfer to the city, good breakfast:), clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Airport a bit loud, a bit hard to find (maybe write bus connections on website, we took the wrong one), price ok, but expensive for backpacking

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We were surprised by the accommodations! The bar was also very nice! 15/08/2016

Reviewer's country: Netherlands Erik M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The bar was really nice. Met some cool new people and enjoyed some live music in there. The additional support from the staff was also good, like charging phones or them providing useful information about the camping and festival. The accommodations like toilets and showers were also excellent!

    Disliked: 

    Actually nothing :)

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Staff, Pitch and whole site excellent. 11/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Haydn E. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    friendly helpful staff
    breakfast in the morning if wanted at reasonable price

    Disliked: 

    waiting for bus!

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Shower available

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

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Location

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  • Hallyards Road Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, EH28 8NB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.9408°N 3.3810°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Edinburgh Airport: Terminal Coach Stop — 0.8 miles
Winchburgh: Main Street Bus Stop — 3.3 miles
Barnton (Edinburgh): Barnton Hotel Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
Train stations
Edinburgh Park Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Dalmeny Rail Station — 3.2 miles
South Gyle Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Ferry ports
South Queensferry Ferry Landing — 3.6 miles
Rosyth Ferry Terminal — 6.1 miles
Inchcolm Island Ferry Landing — 6.9 miles
Airports
Edinburgh Airport — 0.8 miles

Directions


The site is situated at The Royal Highland Centre on the west side of Edinburgh, located next to Edinburgh Airport, within minutes of the M8 and M9 and in easy reach of the city centre.

By plane:
The site is situated within the Royal Highland Centre adjacent to Edinburgh Airport.

By train:
Haymarket is the nearest large train station with excellent train links across the UK. Lothian Buses run regular services stopping outside Haymarket Station and dropping off opposite the campsite on the A8 - journey time is 16-19 minutes.

Taxis are available outside the station and a ride takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

By car:
EFC at The Royal Highland Centre sits off Glasgow Road (A8) between Newbridge roundabout and the A8/Airport roundabout, one of the main routes into the city. From the A8 follow the signposts to the site.

By bus:
From Edinburgh, Lothian Buses run regular services. The bus stop closest to the site is just on the A8 known as ‘Opposite Ingliston Showground’.
The Stagecoach Jet747 bus service from Fife will drop visitors off outside the main entrance to Royal Highland Centre. Citylink also operate services with drop-offs on the A8 directly outside the campsite road entrance.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

To the Fringe! And to the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Royal Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Mela, Edinburgh Arts Festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival, all running during Edinburgh's festival season in August and ending with a sizzling fireworks concert display.

If you're planning a day or two not festivalling. Edinburgh has piles of fab sights to see, like Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland in Old Town, the National Gallery of Scotland and the National Storytelling Centre of Scotland, along with Edinburgh Zoo on Corstorphine Hill with corking city views and sandy Silverknowles Beach a short drive away.

Must see

  • Edinburgh Zoo (4.3 miles)
  • Royal Scottish Academy (6.7 miles)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (6.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Edinburgh Festival Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

The following additional charges - % of remaining balance (excluding deposit)
70% - over 121 days before the campsite opens
50% - between 120 and 62 days before the campsite opens
25% - between 61 and 8 days before the campsite opens

Any changes to a booking will be subject to a £10 admin fee.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Edinburgh Festival Camping will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

General
Glass bottles, barbecues and open fires are not permitted.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 07/08 and 31/08.
The grocery shop is open between 07/08 and 31/08.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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