Edinburgh Caravan Club Site, Marine Drive, Edinburgh, EH4 5EN, 01303126874
To find site:- With a caravan it is best to approach 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.
This campsite is located between the urban areas of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. It is a generally peaceful site although there is a little traffic noise from Marine Drive and planes into Edinburgh Airport fly close to the site along the Firth of Forth. The site is open all year and accepts non-members and tent campers. Most of the 197 pitches are on hardstanding with some 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 tent section there is a cooking/eating shelter. There are two toilet blocks which are up to normal Caravan Club standards, however they do come under pressure at certain times of day when the site is full. For children there is a small playground. There is site wide WiFi available on this site at normal Club rates. Reception sell a variety of essentials. Date of visit, late August 2011.
The City of Edinburgh is only a short distance away from the campsite. Either by public transport which is a 10/15 walk from the site or direct from the site by private mini bus which whilst a little more expensive is more convenient. 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 (not to be confuse with the real one in Southampton Docks!) The Britannia is well worth a visit. The nearest supermarket and fuel is a new Morrisons about a mile from the site.
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