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Interested in visiting Edinburgh in a motorhome or on a camping trip? UnbeatableHire care about your holiday, which is why we have brought you a guide to the attractions, events and campsites in this famous city.

A trip to the iconic Edinburgh Castle is a must, or maybe the delightful Museum of Childhood. There's also a fantastic choice of events, such as the Military Tattoo - quite unlike anything you will have seen before.

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Edinburgh - Camping & Motohome Guide


As the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is steeped in history – and the perfect location for anyone who wants to get to the heart of Scottish culture. Edinburgh is famous for the thriving festival scene which is the life and soul of the city, as well as the imposing castle looming over from a mountainside.

Many famous people hail from Edinburgh, including Charles Darwin, the author Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K Rowling and Rory Bremner.  

Attractions in Edinburgh

National Museum of Scotland

This fantastic museum brings together a rich display of the world's culture, science and natural history, as well as an in-depth look at Scottish history. Aimed squarely at the whole family, this is a great day out with a huge selection of activities.

Find the National Museum at Chambers Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Telephone: 0300 123 6789

The Museum is open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with free admission.



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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is housed in a remarkable building, and its exhibitions are sure to please. Over 3000 portraits tell the story of Scottish leaders, kings and queens, right through to modern stars in the arts, sports and science. The gift shop even stands out, with its excellent range of design-led gifts.

Find the Gallery at 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Telephone: 0131 624 6200

The Gallery is open daily 10 – 5, and late opening Thursday until 7pm.  Admission is free.



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Museum of Childhood

The Edinburgh Museum of Childhood is a fascinating experience for children and adults alike. Learn about growing up through the ages, and how things have changed for children. There are plenty of hands-on activities to occupy young minds, such as a puppet theatre and an exciting dressing-up area.

42 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH1 1TG
Telephone: 0131 529 4142

The Museum is open Monday – Saturday from 10 to 5, and Sunday from 12 to 5 all year round.  Admission is free.


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Edinburgh Castle

This iconic castle is one of Scotland's most famous landmarks, and the oldest building in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle was home to many Scottish monarchs, including Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Margaret. Here you can visit the crown jewels, the Stone of Destiny and explore the fascinating history within the castle walls.

The Castle is open in the Summer (1st April – 30th September) from 9:30 – 6pm, and in the Winter ( 1st October – 31st March) from 9:30 – 5pm. Under 5's go free.

General Enquiries: 0131 225 9846
Disabled Parking: 0131 310 5114
Online Ticketing: 0131 668 8081
Closed during UK public holidays.

Find the Castle at Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG.



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St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral

The three spires of St Mary's dominate Edinburgh's western skyline, and it is Scotland's largest cathedral. It is a fine example of Victorian Gothic architecture, and well worth a visit if you are in the area.

The Cathedral is open year round, with free guided tours in August.  Admission is free.

Find St. Mary’s at Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH12 5AW
Telephone:  0131 225 6293


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Events in Edinburgh

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Tattoo is a breath-taking celebration of music and performance, which draws crowds from around the world. It is televised in over 30 countries, and brings a stunning selection of artists from across the globe. Highlights include the Massed Pipes and Drums and the Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines.

Find the Tattoo at Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
Telephone: 0131 225 1188
Web - http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/



Scottish International Storytelling Festival: Once Upon a Place

Storytelling is an ancient tradition and this event will have something for all the ages. Storytellers will travel from as far as Samoa, New Zealand and Taipei to entertain the festival audience, so this promises to be a diverse and exciting event.

Find the Storytelling Festival at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT
Telephone: 0131 529 6000



Campsites in Edinburgh

We ave compiled a short list of the top three campsites in Ednburgh...

Mortonhall Caravan & Camping Park

38 Mortonhall Gate, Frogston Road East, Edinburgh, EH16 6TJ
Telephone: 0131 664 1533



Linwater Caravan Park

West Clifton, Edinburgh, East Calder, EH53 0HT
Telephone: 0131 333 3326

Edinburgh Caravan Club Site

35-37 Marine Drive, Edinburgh, EH4 5EN
Telephone: 0131 312 6874



There's a reason Edinburgh is one of the most popular destinations in Scotland. It's a city that has it all, and with the beautiful countryside surrounding it, there's no better way to visit than with a motorhome.


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