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Mortonhall Caravan & Camping Park
38 Mortonhall Gate
Frogston Road East
Lothian   (Browse area)
EH16 6TJ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0131 664 1533

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Pitches: 250
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 110 Reviews
              8/10 from 110 Reviews

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Date of Visit: December 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: SamandRose 13 reviews from this member

We stayed for 3 nights over the Hogmanay celebrations. Which makes trying to review the site a little bit difficult. Partly because the number of other people using the site that weekend were probably far higher than on any other weekend between October and March. But mainly because the weather - arrival on the first day in snow, a howling gale on the second night and driving rain on the third - meant that we really didn't sleep very well. And though that's no fault at all of the site owners, it did make it a bit harder to be objective.

But let's try. The site location is beautiful, our greeting on arrival was friendly and welcoming and buses into Edinburgh conveniently pass the site entrance day and night.

Those are the plus points. Unfortunately everything else was a little bit hit and miss.

For example. Our pitch would have been well-placed for two toilet and shower blocks and some outdoor washing facilities, had they been open. But they were closed for the winter. The closest toilets and showers that worked, whilst clean, well-heated and with ample hot water, were far enough away to really make you not want to walk across in a dressing gown in the morning. Mostly we used our own shower, but that wasn't perfect either because the nearest functioning drinking water tap was also far enough away to make driving to it preferable to walking.

This would have been entirely acceptable had it been reflected in the price we paid. But 96 for three nights on a hardstanding pitch is expensive by any standards, and especially so when not all of what you have paid for is available.

Apart from that, we were happy with our pitch which was secluded and well-spaced from our neighbours. The same cannot be said for some of the pitches closer to the facilities, which were so closely spaced as to be almost on top of each other.

On the first night, we went for a drink in the on-site pub. It's lovely that there is a pub on site, but all of the tables in the bar area were full. Extra seating is available in a back room but the heating wasn't working properly. The next night we booked a table for a meal, on condition that this was in the bar area. This was much more pleasant and the food was very good.

Our experience of this site was an odd sort of swings and roundabouts one then. But we're still really glad we stayed here. Because it allowed us to spend Hogmanay in Edinburgh. And watching Rag'n'Bone Man on stage in Princes Street Gardens, beneath the spectacular firework display from Edinburgh Castle, was just awesome. Not only would we do it again. Everyone should.

Date of Visit: November 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jhopey 3 reviews from this member

Friendly staff on arrival, explaining the ins and outs of the site as well as the bus into Edinburgh.

The pitch itself was supposed to a premium one but it was very very sloped. Water and electricity was all fine.

We didn't use the showers or toilets but the chemical toilet was just a metal box. Not the cleanest but it did the job.

The on site pub was really good and every aspect of the site was dog friendly. I'd guess it took around 40 mins on the bus into Edinburgh so it's great for sightseeing.

Got busy at the weekend and that's in the middle of November.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Victoria1999 3 reviews from this member

Difficult to find as our SatNav sent us to a housing estate, happens a lot according to other people on site, however when we got there it was fine. Friendly staff and plenty of them. The place was heaving with tents and caravans as it is very close to Edinburgh and a bus into the city stops outside the gate, so very convenient. Went during the Fringe Festival which added to the amount of units. Used our own facilities as the site could not cope with the number of people. These facilities were kept clean despite the high usage rate. Site sloping so blocks a necessity and very waterlogged. We have a large car and small caravan so no problem but the staff will bring a tractor to move you if you get stuck. The site suited us as we needed to go to Edinburgh when we did but I would not choose for a normal week away.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: AngelaPerry 4 reviews from this member

A clean and spacious site - well managed. All facilities clean and tidy. We had a grass pitch, which unfortunately due to the weather was a bit muddy but near to under cover washing up facilities which was useful.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Elmo22 5 reviews from this member

We stayed three nights in a wigwam it was fantastic, the wigwam was clean comfortable and cosy, facilities were great, loads of toilets, washing up areas, chemical disposal, rubbish bins around the site the staff were all lovely. We came to go to Musselburgh harness racing event the site was perfect for this.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Smart Family 35 reviews from this member

We Stopped at this site for a very convenient stopover on route south. We were made very welcome at reception and allocated a pitch which was hardstanding long but narrow which means driving in or reversing made it difficult not to churn up the grass at the corners with 7. 5 metre Motorhome. The site is well laid out on a hill. There were excellent views from the top of the site over Edinburgh and surrounding area. There was and excellent play park for those with children. There was a main toilet block and 2 other satellite blocks which were closed despite the start of April and the site being busy. The main toilet block was quite small and in need of a bit a refurbishment. The shower I picked was only a trickle and one of the toilet seats was off. There was a shop on site which was very well stocked with groceries and caravan camping goods. We had our dog and there is excellent dog walks from the site. A great site for a stopover or visiting Edinburgh but not for a long term stay for us. I would and probably will return.

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