Edinburgh Tattoo 2015

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  1. tometucker

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    Hi,
    My wife & I are taking two of our grandsons, ages 11 &12, up to Scotland for a trip at the end of July. Just found out that we could stop off in Edinburgh on the way back South & catch the Tattoo on 8th of August. However the Caravan Club site is fully booked, as is the nearest CL. There is a rather expensive camp site on the Southern outskirts but I was wondering if anyone knows of any other possibilities. We only really need the one night & somewhere with nearby public transport. Just somewhere to stop over for the one night, we don't need any facilities, just somewhere safe.
    All suggestions gratefully received.:)
     
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    Plenty free parking down at Leith links. Just catch a bus up to town or take a taxi or else about a 20 min walk.
     
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    Try Mortonhall
    Bus stop outside the site
     
  4. Cinderz

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    Camping& Caravanning Club are running a Temporary Holiday Site at Dalkeith Country Park from31st July to 23rd August. Bus stop at gate for trips to Edinburgh. They are organising a trip to the Tattoo on 14th August - ran a bus last year too.
    Wouldn't rely on getting safe parking in the capital during the festival.
    Pat
     
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  5. Kelsae2

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    Camping & caravaning club temp holiday site at Dalkeith has been doing this site for a few years now. Sometimes they can organise tickets for the tattoo if you are quick enough.details are in the magazine & on the website.
    Hope this is of some use. Regards, charlie.
     
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    Some good answers so far.
    Could you not just park it on The Esplanade and get the pipers to march round it?
    You knew it had to end sometime!
     
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  7. Graham and Jane

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    Caravan club east of Scotland centre run a rally at Dalkeith Country Park. Very reasonable price. look at www.scc-eastcentre.co.uk for details
     
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    If you don't get something sorted give me a pm our drive could be vacant. There are a few park and rides in the area but I don't know about overnight parking.
     
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    There is also drum mhor caravan site at Musselburgh. Although it is at the eastern end of the bypass you can get the Edinburgh busses from the bottom road behind the site directly into Edinburgh. Just another option !!
    Regards, charlie.
     
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    [QUOTE"Kelsae2, post: 1412499, member: 18854"]There is also drum mhor caravan site at Musselburgh. Although it is at the eastern end of the bypass you can get the Edinburgh busses from the bottom road behind the site directly into Edinburgh. Just another option !!
    Regards, charlie.[/QUOTE]

    There's also Wallyford park and ride quite near the Drummhor park, train into centre of Edinburgh in 10 - 15 minutes.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions, I'll check them all out.
     
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    Thanks again everyone. We have booked in with the Caravan Club East of Scotland Centre who are running a rally at Dalkeith Country Park.
     
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