Drummohr Caravan Park is a beautiful holiday park with sea views, found in a coastal location on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The park is open all throughout the year, and has a range of accommodation options available for guests. Those with their own accommodation can enjoy the touring caravan, motorhome, and tent pitches, while there are also luxury lodges for hire with hot tubs, bothies for hire and glamping pods to rent.
The 12 holiday lodges for hire are modern and spacious, with two or three bedrooms each, sleeping from one to six people. They have a bathroom with a bath and shower, as well as the master bedroom having an en-suite shower room. There's a lounge with a TV/DVD, and a kitchen with a cooker, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
The park's unusual glamping pods offer a unique camping experience. There are two single beds in each of the Octolodge camping pods and a double bed in each of the Hexilodges. Take your own camping equipment and bedding, or hire a bedding pack for the Hexilodges. Each pod has a fridge, kettle, toaster, TV/DVD player and heating. You can have a barbecue beside your pod and set up a camping cooker outside, where picnic bench tables are dotted around on the hardstandings. No dogs in the pods. Take your own dishes and crockery or borrow them from the site (refundable deposit).
Hire a 'glamping bothy with toilet' if the lack of a loo is putting you off the wooden camping pods. They come with sprung mattresses, fridge, heater, kettle, toaster, microwave and TV/DVD and sleep up to four people in fixed single beds. There's an en-suite toilet and wash hand basin.
Or hire a 'deluxe glamping bothy', which is aimed at couples and offering a double bed made up in deluxe bedding, two leather armchairs, bedside lamps and more. There's no toilet inside this bothy, but it is located next to the toilet block.
Then there's a 'deluxe glamping bothy plus' for hire, which is similar, but also gives you an en-suite toilet and washbasin and a choice of double or twin beds.
Motorhome and touring caravan pitches at Drummohr Caravan Park are generously spaced and separated by hedgerows, offering privacy for all guests, while hard standing pitches with electric hook up are available. The camping area is all grass pitches, again with separated and secluded areas to provide guests with their own space during a stay at the site. Many of the pitches offer great views out across the Firth of Forth and the North Sea.
A wide range of facilities is available at the site, including water points, and chemical and grey waste disposal points across the park. The two amenities blocks feature toilets, showers, and a metered laundrette.
Seasonal pitches are available at the site, with the high and low seasons running from March 1st to October 30th, and November 1st to February 28th.
Just outside Drummohr Caravan Park is an amazing golf course, Royal Musselburgh, which as well as offering a challenging round gives players stunning views across the largely unspoiled coastline. Fishing and sailing enthusiasts will find many spots along the neighbouring coastal areas where they can indulge their passion. Fishing trips into the North Sea are regularly enjoyed by guests, and are offered at numerous locations along the coast.
Preston Grange Mining Museum can also be reached via a short walk, while elsewhere along the East Lothian coast is Tantallon Castle, Bass Rock, John Muir Country Park, and the beautiful town of Dunbar.
The park is just 20 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. The city has something for everyone, with Princes Street famous for its shopping and beautiful gardens, while just outside Edinburgh is the world famous zoo. Edinburgh also has plenty of parks and leisure facilities for kids and the rest of the family to enjoy, while there’s also a wonderful golf course in the city, and many more to be found close by.
Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Castle, and Holyrood Palace are also found in the city and are hugely popular with tourists, and are definitely places to visit during a stay at Drummohr Caravan Park.
Go walking during your lodge, pod, glamping, camping, motorhome and caravan holidays near Edinburgh. Join the famous John Muir Way from numerous places close to the park. The trail starts in Dunbar and is a coast-to-coast route ending in Helensburgh. The route is accessible on foot, bicycle, or on horseback, and is a great way to see some stunning locations across Scotland. The whole route can be walked in seven days, so many guests do it in sections and even choose to drive to different locations to take in the various parts of the walk.
Drummohr Caravan Park is a wonderful location for enjoying Edinburgh, East Lothian, and beyond.
WiFi access available - Free for 15mins every 24 hours or £5 a day or £20 a week
While you will be drawn to Edinburgh Castle, Hollyrood Palace and all the history of the Royal Mile between. Plus all the city amenities, from Arthur's Seat to the Zoo. Be sure to take in the sheer tranquility of East Lothian's villages, miles of sandy beaches, fine castles, stately homes and the Museum of Flight (East Fortune) - final resting place of the supersonic 'Concorde Experience'!!
Based on 4 review(s)
Suffolk 13 Sep 2010
We were looking for a base to visit the Edinburgh Fringe, so with its excellent bus and train links (Wallyford) to Edinburgh centre, Drummohr was very good indeed. (See notes on transport below.)
We found Drummohr to be a business like (when booking, expect to be asked for a non returnable deposit) and highly developed site which possesses all the facilities and standards of maintenance you would expect from a 5* rated site.
However, when the site is full - as it was for us - expect to feel crammed in.
We can confirm the there is no longer a charge for showers. Although well maintained / serviced, the two facilities blocks are aging a little. Again, when the site is full, there are insufficient showers to cope with the morning rush.
Considering it was peak of peak season with the Edinburgh Festival in progress, we thought that £20.50 / night for van, 2 people including EHU represented good value for money.
To sum up: a very competently operated site, probably best enjoyed when not full.
Notes on transport to Edinburgh centre:
• The Lothian Buses number 26 is 24 hour service. The stop is a 400-500 metre walk down a hill, the lane is unlit at night.
• The service runs reliably every 10 mins during the day and hourly throughout the night. The journey time is 50-65 mins to Princes Street.
• The best fare is currently £3 for an unlimited use day ticket. But be aware that there are two bus companies operating in Edinburgh, and one companies tickets are not accepted by the other.
• English Senior Citizen Concessionary Travel Cards are not valid in Scotland.
• Wallyford train station is just over 1 mile away. There is a free car park. (And an alternative bus service.)
• Trains are hourly and journey time is about 10 mins into Edinburgh Waverley. Last train back is about 23:00.
• Day return fare is currently £3.30.
lanarkshire 12 Sep 2010
Unfotunately didnt get to book for this site, had researched the place and was planning to go at short notice. Phoned up to book in and spoke to the most unhelpful woman, who was completely difficult at every turn, started when i couldnt tell her length of my caravan, tried to get through the call with gritted teeth,but ended up not booking when she demanded credit card payment over phone, i said i would be arriving in a hour and asked if i could pay when i arrived, shesaid she wanted immediate payment, she coninued to be rude, so i gave up and booked elsewhere,
Property manager response (12 Sep 2010)
We are sorry you had a bad experience when trying to make a telephone booking. It is our policy at Drummohr to take a deposit for all bookings made over the phone even for same day bookings, we have never had a problem with this in the past. At busy times and weekends the more information we get about the unit you are bringing helps us accomodte everyone on the most suitable pitches.
Strathclyde 05 Jun 2010
My husband and I both enjoyed our stay at this park. Reason for choosing this site was it,s proximity to the finnish line of the Chris Hoy half marathon. The site is a well thought out and well maintained site, with pleasant staff. My only gripe is the fact that you are charged for a shower and then to
have it run out before I had a chance to get my hair rinsed properly admittedly my hair is waist length
This is not a budget site and I would expect a shower to be an additional expence.
No where in the information from this site or what was sent through was this mentioned.
Drummohr Caravan Park, Edinburgh, Lothian
Property manager response (07 Jun 2010)
With referance to the comments from Catherine, in the past when we did not charge for showere people wasted a lot of water, leaving the showers running after they had finished and left the cubicle. For 2011 we will not be charging for showers and hope that people will be more aware of using excess water.
glasgow 01 Mar 2009
Looking forward to our 2009 trip to drummohr, a truley scottish campsite with scottish staff, what a delight. excellent service from the owners and the wardens, would recommend this site to anyone, excellent for touring around the borders and visiting edinburgh, fantastic bus service, for a special treat try the fantastic holiday lodges at the park, the hot tubs are fantastic. a truley wonderful experience, five stars all round.
Drummohr Caravan Park, Lothian, Scotland