• Kieth McKay

10 of the Best Glamping Holidays near Edinburgh in 2019

Take your pick from Hot Tub Hire Edinburgh’s hand-picked collection of luxury glamping holidays near Edinburgh, From a family friendly safari tent situated right next to the beach for kids to explore the great Scottish outdoors and for you to relax, get back to nature and enjoy some family time together, to a glamping holiday for two in a romantic hideaway pod with a view to die for.

10 of the best glamping sites near Edinburgh

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1. Harvest Moon Holidays

Lochhouses Farm, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1XP

Glamping at Harvest Moon Holidays, Lochhouses, Scotland. With 7 fabulously spacious, safari tents and 7 brand new Treehouses which can sleep up to 8 people, complete with en suite WC and hot showers situated next to a magnificent beach, this is the perfect location for kids to explore the great Scottish outdoors and for you to relax, get back to nature and enjoy some family time together.


Situated on one of East Lothian's most beautiful farms just 40 minutes from Edinburgh, Lochhouses boasts a magnificent beach, adjoining the John Muir Country Park between North Berwick and Dunbar which, according to Scottish Holidays and Scotland Breaks travel guides, has less rain and more sunshine than any other part of the UK!


Each of our 7 fabulous safari tents snuggle under the trees on the soft sandy dunes by the beach - perfect for the luxury camper who prefers "glamping" to camping ! - or, if you bring the grandparents too, it's now "gramping" ! All tents have wood-burning stoves, en suite WCs and Hot showers. On site we also have a farm shop, BBQ and campfire facilities as well as our Kids Corner with chickens, ducks, bunnies, lambs and ponies as well as a 'tree house' and boat!


The surrounding area is great for walking, cycling, riding, fishing, kitesurfing and the abundance of wildlife makes it an ideal location for nature and countryside enthusiasts. There is also East Links Family Park and if you are feeling brave Fox Lake Wake-board park just a stones-throw away. This is the perfect location for your family holiday, wedding, romantic get-away or even just getting together with friends!


Telephone: 07817968985 / 07960782246

Email: alex@harvestmoonholidays.com

Visit: harvestmoonholidays.com


2. Catchpenny Safari Lodges

Broomlees Farmhouse, Elie, Leven, Fife, KY9 1JT

The perfect base for exploring the coastline. Watch the sunrise over the sea, toast marshmallows by the fire, catch a glimpse of a pod of dolphins and fall asleep to the sound of the waves.

Catchpenny Safari Lodges are a new and completely unique way to experience the East Neuk. Situated just meters from the shoreline, on the Fife Coastal Path between the pretty fishing village of Elie and St Monans. The lodges themselves offer a home-from-home glamping experience with real beds, log burning stove and a hot shower all under canvas. With Elie on their doorstep, the lodges are a perfect base to enjoy all that the East Neuk has to offer.


Adding a touch of luxury, style and sophistication to the traditional camping experience, glamping at Catchpenny means you can enjoy the great outdoors with the whole family (including the dog) without compromising on comfort or a good night's sleep.


Escape to nature and enjoy Catchpenny’s quirky accommodation - camping with all of the comforts of home. Staying in one of our luxurious lodges is not only the ultimate holiday getaway, but a unique holiday experience in Scotland which will not be forgotten.


With all the comforts of home such as real beds, excellent quality linen, hot showers and even a flushing loo! The kitchens are well equipped with a two hob gas stove for quick cooking and a wood burning stove for an additional hob and oven. The stove also provides warmth for those slightly chillier evenings. There will be a full basket of logs for your arrival as well as kitchen cleaning products and basics such as tea, coffee, sugar, oil, salt and pepper.


Relax into the sofa and armchairs on the covered deck whilst soaking up the changing sea and sky. Step inside the lodges and there is a large lounge with sofa and dining table, kitchen area with hot water and fridge. There is a king size bed in one area, two single beds in another and an enchanting elevated king size cabin bed which forms the wall between the living area and twin room.


There is a private bathroom at the back of each lodge with a fantastic shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rail. The back corridor has space for storing coats and wellies and all the things that make a seaside holiday a success. We provide all your bed linen, towels and gorgeous natural bathroom products.


Telephone: 07495 047 169

Visit: catchpennyelie.co.uk

3. Glampotel Dundas Castle

Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, West Lothian, EH30 9SP

Set within the beautiful Dundas Castle Estate and conveniently only 15-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport. Glampotel Dundas Castle’s luxurious Canvas Cottages are carefully situated within a secluded wooded area overlooking the loch.


The combination of location and seclusion makes Glampotel Dundas Castle the most stunning and special, wildlife hideaway.


Glampotel Dundas Castle brings everything people love about camping without the downsides. Whether it is sleeping under the stars, alfresco cooking and dining, falling asleep to the sounds of nature; glamping is the ultimate way to enjoy the great Scottish outdoors with plenty of home comforts for convenience.


All of the Canvas Cottages benefit from having their own en-suite shower room with fully running hot and cold water, hardwood floors, custom wooden furniture and kitchen cabinet fully equipped with cookware, utensils, crockery and cutlery. The estate provides a magnificent backdrop for strolls and more vigorous walks within the grounds, although please note that the Castle itself is not available for visitors or tours. From time to time it will be used for exclusive events such as weddings and the Castle owners request that Glampotel guests respectfully remain within the grounds outlined on the walking plans provided.


Each Canvas Cottage has its own large private wooden deck with a gas-powered BBQ, chimenea and a bistro dining set with comfy chairs for eating, relaxing and taking in the beautiful surroundings.


Telephone: 0800 014 8370

Email: enquiry@dundascastle.co.uk

Visit: glampoteldundascastle.com


4. Hilly Cow Wigwams

Leyden Farm, Leyden Rd, Kirknewton EH27 8DQ

Make your wigwam trip truly memorable by staying at Hilly Cow Wigwams. Come stay on Leyden a working farm in West Lothian, near Edinburgh. Enjoy the comfort of camping in our heated wigwams, with the beautiful views of the Forth Valley and the Pentland hills. Hilly Cow Wigwams can offer all the sights of the farm, walks and cyclist routes but is close enough to enjoy all the attractions of Edinburgh and the Lothian’s.


Hilly Cow Wigwams is centrally located surrounded by rural countryside, yet only 10 miles from Edinburgh city centre and 5 miles from Livingston centre. The perfect wigwam site for a peaceful break whether it be for walking, fishing, shooting, pony trekking, cycling, golfing, or touring holiday


Telephone: 07824 770 568

Email: Lesley@hillycowwigwams.co.uk

Visit: hillycowwigwams.co.uk


5. Craigduckie Shepherds Huts

Killiebone Road, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, KY12 0TF

Two beautiful handcrafted shepherd's huts with kitchens and shower rooms sleep 4 with views over Loch Fitty near Dunfermline. Craigduckie Shepherds Huts are a family run sheep farm near Dunfermline has 2 beautiful modern handcrafted shepherd's huts that sleep up to 4 people each.


Aptly named Ewe View and Lamb Lookout, the huts enjoy south facing positions overlooking the beautiful Loch Fitty. Benefitting from all mod cons including a shaker kitchen with fridge, hob and oven plus a full shower room these huts offer true comfort. Brilliant folding down beds, including a double which covers the dining table and bunks that fold down from the wall mean that the huts offer space when needed during the day. A woodburning stove keeps the huts toasty warm but they also have electric heating as well as being fully insulated and double glazed! Add to this that there are electric sockets plus a TV and DVD player and you won't want to leave!


However outside the hut you can find a firepit and seating, perfect for a spot of stargazing or toasting yummy marshmallows! Kiddies will love collecting fresh eggs from the hens in the morning before playing in the mud kitchen in the afternoon. With lots of space to run around, nature to explore and animals to watch this truly is a great place to kick back and reconnect with your loved ones and with nature whilst enjoying a digital detox!


Locally there is plenty to do including activities at Craigluscar Actitivy centre, pottery painting at The Ceramic Cafe and a visit to Deep Sea World at South Queensferry. A little further afield is beautiful Edinburgh where you can visit the famous castle as well as shop till you drop, the choice is yours!


Price per shepherd's hut is £120 per night. No wifi although 4G available onsite. No pets, however local kennels can be recommended.


Telephone: 07855 461 930

Email: info@craigduckie.co.uk

Visit: craigduckie.co.uk


6. Edinburgh Festival Camping

The West Gate, Hallyards Road, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NZ


Edinburgh Festival Camping is the only designated campsite for visitors & performers of the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. Affordable accommodation & great facilities with a friendly atmosphere. Bring your own tent, stay in their Pre-Pitched Tents or Bell Tents, or bring your Caravan, Campervan or Motorhome. Returning for 2019 and run by Campingninja, the pop up campsite experts, offering a fun, friendly, home away from home atmosphere, quality tented accommodation with great facilities all on site.


Edinburgh Festival Camping offers affordable accommodation with a great festival atmosphere for visitors and performers heading to the Edinburgh Festival. Basic grass pitch bring-your-own tent camping is available along with pre-pitched 2 and 4 person tents with air mattresses. They also have Electric and Non-Electric Meadow pitches for caravans, campervans & motorhomes as well as furnished Bell Tents, including air mattresses, 13.5 tog duvets and linen.


Telephone: 0131 564 1405

Visit: edinburghfestivalcamping.com

7. The Rowan Pod

Oxton, Lauder, Scottish Borders, TD2 6PX

The Rowan Pod - Total Glamping/Camping Experience with Style! Complete with your own ensuite shower room, loo and washbasin, galley kitchen, decking area with tables and chairs and your very own BBQ hut plus a beautiful hot tub, there is no better way to "camp".


Beautiful and Quirky for 2 people. The Rowan Pod is set in 633 acres of farmland with lovely views, ponies, alpacas and a llama to talk to, lots of hens and bantams and a few friendly and very greedy pigs. Complete with its own hot tub and BBQ hut it is the perfect way to "camp" at any time of the year.


Telephone: 01578 717113 / 07785758375

Email: carol@air-pods.co.uk

Visit: air-pods.co.uk

8. Upland Shepherd Huts

Abbey St Bathans, Duns, Scottish Borders, TD11 3TX

The Woodman’s Hut sits high above an ancient oak woodland with views over the River Whiteadder. Crafted from oak, reclaimed materials and insulated with sheep’s wool, it's a real work of love and a perfectly secluded nook for two. You can boil the kettle or heat up your morning crumpets on the woodburner. Throw open the windows for a breath of the fresh Scottish air and listen to the birdsong of green and greater spotted woodpeckers, nut hatches, and finches. In the Spring, the fields and surrounding hills of the estate are filled with thousands of lambs.


You'll need walking boots to properly explore the wild surroundings and there are maps in the huts to help get you around, or you can just head straight down through the wood to meet the river. As the sun sets, cook a rustic supper on the firebowl, under dark star-filled skies. You can plan your day trips as you sample a "nip" of the complimentary whisky. From the deserted beaches and hidden coves of the Heritage Coastline, to grouse spotting in the hills, or visiting beautiful castles - there's plenty to see and do.


Telephone: 01361 840 696

Email: enquiries@uplandshepherdhuts.co.uk

Visit: uplandshepherdhuts.co.uk


9. Berryhill – the home of 'hygge' holidays in Scotland

Grantshouse, Duns, Scottish Borders, TD11 3RL

“Hygge” – creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.


Just 1 mile from the main A1 and 56 minute drive to Edinburgh City, Berryhill provides easy access to the surrounding area. St Abbs Nature Reserve and the spectacular cliffs and beaches of the east coast are within easy reach. The Seabird Centre at North Berwick is 25 miles away. There is great walking both along the coast and inland in the Lammermuirs, whilst riding, fishing, diving and golf can be found locally.


Set on a working smallholding on the east coast of the Scottish Borders, Berryhill offers a variety of cosy self-catering accommodation for those wishing to get away from it all and explore all that our surrounding area has to offer.


Berryhill Cottage is a cosy stone cottage, converted from the old stables. Set in its own woodland, the cottage is a perfect base for couples to either take a relaxing break or explore the local area. Berryhill Cottage is dog-friendly.


The Little Lodge is a luxury open-plan space for two, ideal for a cosy romantic getaway with other accommodation being available;

  • 1972 VW campervan.

  • Converted Mercedes campervan

  • Mongolian Yurt

  • Boutique Bell Tent


Each of the accommodation units provides a unique experience, from the cosy fun of staying in the 1970’s campervan to the comfort of the traditional stone cottage. There is something at Berryhill to suits everyone’s taste


Telephone: 07506 062 225

Visit: visit-berryhill.co.uk


10. Linwater Glamping Pods

West Clifton, East Calder, West Lothian, EH53 0HT

Linwater Caravan Park offers Glamping pods, camping pitches, touring pitches and self catering accommodation. Recently awarded best caravan park in Scotland at the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards 2018, Linwater, west of Edinburgh offers fabulous facilities including a play park, dog walk, immaculate toilet and shower block with accessible shower room. Baby Changing, laundry facilities, indoor campers kitchen with dish washing area seating and hobs.

Only 4 miles from the highly acclaimed Ingliston Park and Ride for easy access to Edinburgh and 4 miles from Livingston.


Telephone: 0131 333 3326

Email: queries@linwater.co.uk

Visit: linwater.co.uk


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