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Edinburgh Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
35 37 Marine Drive
Edinburgh
Lothian   (Browse area)
EH4 5EN
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 166
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 102 Reviews
                9/10 from 102 Reviews

 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf On Site   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Coronavirus Update

Our site is opening in line with government guidance and we are taking bookings for arrivals from 04/07/2020 onwards , please be assured you can book with confidence. Where available our toilets and showers will be open, other communal areas may be restricted - please check with us for more information

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Date of Visit: January 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: John4703 14 reviews from this member

 This was our third visit to this site. We were warmly welcomed by a very friendly and helpful lady who told us all we needed to know about the site and the area. During our stay we spoke to other members of the staff and all of them were very friendly and helpful.

The site is very well looked after, all the pitches were clean and tidy with grass and hedges obviously well cared for.

The toilet block was immaculate, it is obvious that the staff look after it well and keep it spotlessly clean.

The site is a great place if you want to explore Edinburgh, it is a short walk to a bus stop with frequent buses into the city.

We would recommend this site as a great place for a holiday. 


Date of Visit: December 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Smart Family 47 reviews from this member

 We've stayed at this site several times. The staff are always friendly and helpful. We picked a standard awning pitch as there is plenty choice. A great site at this time of year for the Christmas markets.

Just a few points to add to other reviews. If you are getting the bus into the city you can use the minibus from the site, currently £4 single or £6 return or the best city bus to use is the 29, come exit of the site, turn left 10 minutes walk along to the small roundabout where the bus stop is, buses every 20 mins.

All journeys currently £1. 70 single. Exact cash or contactless debit card. If you have a dog there is a dog walk on site, open 9am to 5pm or you can cross the road from the site gate go down a steep and sometimes slippy steps to the waterfront where you can walk miles in each direction.

If you turn left you can walk along to Crammond village, where the Crammond Gallery cafe is dog friendly or Crammond Fall Cafe also dog friendly.

We always look forward to our annual Christmas trip here and will return. 
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Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: David Klyne 227 reviews from this member

 To find site:- With a caravan, or large motorhome it is best to approach the site from the Western end of the City bypass from the Gogar roundabout onto the A8. Then turn left onto A902, signed for Forth Road Bridge. In about a mile and a half turn right at traffic lights onto A90.

After another mile and a quarter keep left onto A902 to the Crewe Toll roundabout. Take first left and immediately ahead is tubular steel bridge, at traffic lights turn right into West Granton Access Road. Turn left into West Granton Road and continue to roundabout and take third exit into Marine Drive and the site is on left in half a mile.

The site can be approached from the A1, via Portobello and Leith and it is possible a sat nav will try and take you this way. However with anything other than a smaller motorhome I would suggest avoiding this route as it is busy, narrow caused by parked cars and slow.

This campsite is located between the urban areas to the north of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. It is a very busy site with arrivals throughout the day. The road outside the site, Marine Drive, seems to be reasonably quiet. The one thing that many people will find annoying is the almost constant stream of aircraft going into Edinburgh Airport, not just during the day.

The site is open all year and accepts non-members and tent campers. Site reception has long hours compared too many other club sites and allows arrivals from 9. 00am. Outside of these hours there is a small late night arrival area complete with electric points. Most of the 148 pitches are on hardstanding with 12 of them being fully serviced at an extra charge.

They are all of a good size and pitching areas have stands of trees and shrubs between the rows to give the site a greener feel. In the separate tent section there is a cooking/eating shelter. There are two toilet blocks which now seem to be a bit dated, they could come under pressure at certain times of day when the site is full.

They both have dish wash areas but they are not fully enclosed against the weather. There is a good supply water/waste water service points around the site and there are three motorhome service points, unfortunately all require heavy drain covers to be lifted to dispose of waste water.

Electric points are convenient to all pitches and they use CEE17 connectors rated at 16 amps. The bollards also have a TV connector, which are free to use but you need to supply your own co-ax cable. For children there is a small playground. There is site wide WiFi available on this site at normal Club rates.

I also found that the 4G signal on site was good which could be used as an alternative for data. The site offers bike lockers as there have been a few issues with bike theft. Receptions sell a variety of essentials and next door is an Information Room. Take away food vendors visit the site.

The City of Edinburgh and all of the delights it offers is only a short distance away from the campsite. Public transport is a 10/15 minute walk from the site. The number 27 bus is probably the best for the City Centre, it also passes the Botanic Gardens.

Edinburgh buses operate an exact fare payment policy, no change given. Fortunately they are currently introducing contactless payment onto all buses. Personally I would not want to walk back to the site from the bus stop in the dark along an unlit road! alternatively there is mini bus service direct from the site which whilst a little more expensive is more convenient with a drop off point at the top end of Princes Street, the site will provide information on arrival.

However if you wish to spend an evening in the City and arrive back later in the night a taxi might be the best option. In Leith the ex-Royal Yacht Britannia is moored next to a new shopping area called Ocean Terminal. The Britannia is well worth a visit.

The nearest supermarket and fuel is a new Morrisons about two miles from the site. 


Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Bobc51 22 reviews from this member

 Just used as a stop off on way home, breaks the journey from Scotland to South Yorks.

Easy to find and access, pleasant informative staff, clean and tidy site, toilet and showers up to normal standards.

I like the walk along the promenade great for dogs with bits of beach or grass available for a run.

Rosslyn Chapel well worth a visit approx 15 miles. 


Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Pendywooley 21 reviews from this member

 Booked month before trip, only serviced pitch available.

Good spacious pitch and usual quality amenities. But found the water connection is vintage and doesn’t match modern hoses, so an extra charge of £3 for an adapter- that’s not fully serviced - that’s an additional cost on a already pricey pitch. 
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Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Lancaster20 4 reviews from this member

 Great facilities.

Only negative was having bike stolen from back of our van at 02. 20 while we slept. Site do offer secure lockers for bikes but we thought securely locked on our van!

Public transport 10min walk away and about 25min bus ride into the centre. 
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Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: PilgrimPhil 79 reviews from this member

 We stayed here for 4 nights in August 2018.

Not much can be added to all the previous reviews for this site.

As expected, the site was very busy but it never really felt that way – apart from the vans in the overnight parking area awaiting the next day to be able to book in!

Others have commented on the “vibe” of the site & we concur with that.

Our main reason to visit was to attend the Military Tattoo and the bus service was ideal for getting in & out. There are two stops close by, both about 15 minutes walk away. One takes you directly to the centre – the other one is via. The north part of the city coming in from Leith. It is one price per trip at £1. 70 although an all day rover ticket is available at £4. No change is given on the bus, so ensure you have hoarded your coinage before hand!

The promenade walk is close by and is ideal for dog walking or cycling.

Whilst we might complain about the cost per night [£34], the site was convenient for us for a specific event, so we had to “bite the bullet”, as they say! 


Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Lovetheoutdoors 7 reviews from this member

 Came to Edinburgh for tattoo & festival. The site is beautiful and exceptionally clean. All the Wardens work so hard to keep the site perfect - they never stop.

I have to say the level of customer service is above and beyond (Warden lady took the time out to phone a dentist for me to go too and talked me through how to get there).

Well done, I'll be back. 


Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Skodie 15 reviews from this member

 Very expensive tent camping but a Convinth location for Edinburgh 10 min walk to a frequent bus service.

Tents are put in a corner out of the way of caravanners and vehicles are not allowed next to tents unlike the caravans. Grass was also unkept compared to the rest of the site.

Wardens was friendly but the layout of the site suggests that tents are tolerated rather than welcomed. 


Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Euphony 2 reviews from this member

 This is a great site with some top notch facilities. There are 2 excellent toilet blocks, one on each side of the site, a sensible bit of planning sees one is always open while the other is being meticulously cleaned.

The gray/black waste disposal points are first class and located at the toilet blocks. The pitches are big and you don’t feel cramped in any way.

There’s a little shop for essentials, a great information room and bike lockers too. It’s really handy for the city with buses every 15 minutes or so and a minibus takes you from the reception area into the city centre regularly for only £6 return, it is only an 8 seat minibus and is therefore often full but the service buses do a similar job for £2 less, you just need to take a short walk to the bus stop.

The staff couldn’t be more helpful too. The only downside is that the site is situated directly under the flight path for Edinburgh airport and they start at around 05:15hrs. They do however stop before midnight so you’ll get at least 5-6 hours sleep. 


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