Edinburgh Tattoo 2015

Discussion in 'UK Touring' started by tometucker, May 9, 2015.

  1. tometucker

    tometucker Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Lowestoft
    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.:)
     
  2. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    6,642
    Likes Received:
    12,314
    Location:
    Glasgow
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  3. camocam1

    camocam1 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,112
    Likes Received:
    783
    Location:
    Elgin,Moray,Scotland
    Try Mortonhall
    Bus stop outside the site
     
  4. Cinderz

    Cinderz Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    216
    Location:
    Central Scotland
    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
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  5. Kelsae2

    Kelsae2 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    kelso,scottish borders
    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.
     
  6. Gellyneck

    Gellyneck Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,878
    Likes Received:
    2,252
    Location:
    Scotland
    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!
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  7. Graham and Jane

    Graham and Jane Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    314
    Location:
    Grangemouth
    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
     
  8. big bertha

    big bertha Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,676
    Likes Received:
    7,482
    Location:
    Northumberland
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  9. Kelsae2

    Kelsae2 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    kelso,scottish borders
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  10. big bertha

    big bertha Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,676
    Likes Received:
    7,482
    Location:
    Northumberland
    [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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  11. tometucker

    tometucker Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Lowestoft
    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions, I'll check them all out.
     
  12. tometucker

    tometucker Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Lowestoft
    Thanks again everyone. We have booked in with the Caravan Club East of Scotland Centre who are running a rally at Dalkeith Country Park.
     
    • Like it Like it x 3

Share This Page