Edinburgh Holiday Parks
Holiday Homes - Caravans, Lodges & Touring Parks in Edinburgh & Lothians
Edinburgh is often described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and for good reason. The medieval old town with the famous Edinburgh castle dominating the city at one end of the Royal Mile is the highlight of any visit to bustling capital city of Scotland. But there is much more to Edinburgh than the castle. The city is protected by the Pentland Hills to the south and flanked by the Firth of Forth to the North. Just west of the city centre next to Hollyrood Palce is Arthurs Seat - the remnants of an ancient volcano which is climbed by hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. With the holiday parks dotted around the outskirts of Edinburgh, you can easily venture into the city and explore the historical sights, enjoy the vibrant nightlife and sample some of the culinary delights in world class restaurants.
Away from the city and into the wider Lothian region, you will discover a varied and interesting landscape. West Lothian is home to the Pentland Hills which are often covered in deep snow during the winter. They run for about 20 miles starting just outside Edinburgh and carry on towards the historc town of Biggar. There are many fantastic hiking and mountain biking trails to explore with forests, rivers and reservoirs to see onroute.
East Lothian takes in the scenic route along the Forth of Firth heading towards Dunbar. This is where you will find many world class gold courses including Muirfield in Gullane which hosted the British Open in 2013. There are many fantastic beaches along the coast which can rival the best in Europe on a sunny day. Yellowcraig with its white sand beach is a very popular day out and easily reached from the Edinburgh & Lothian holiday parks - its a great place for a famaily picnic and has a children's playpark as well.
Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park is one of four hill forts around the city and is just 1 mile from the city centre. What you see today is the remains of an extinct volcanois. Its a very popular tourist destination throughout the year with incredible panoramic vistas from the summit.
Next to Arthur's Seat is Hollyrood Palace and is the starting point of the Royal Mile which takes you through the Old Town to the entrance of Edinburgh Castle.
The Fringe festival has been growing every year since it first started in 1947 and is now the world's largest festival. It starts in the first week of August and goes on for 3 weeks culminating in a firework display that many people belive out classes the Hogmanay celebrations. The festival features more than 55,000 performances of over 3,5oo different shows in 317 venues throughout the city.
From music, arts and commedy shows to the book festival, there is something for everyone so whilst staying on your holiday park, take a trip into the city and experience world class shows.