Site near Edinburgh scoops Campsite of the Year

View of Drummohr Campsite from above

A camping and glamping ground that offers easy access to Edinburgh city centre has been awarded Campsite of the Year.

The five-star Drummohr site in East Lothian scooped the accolade at the Camping Awards 2024 and was voted as the top location in the UK by members of the public.

Situated just eight miles from the Scottish capital and on the number 26 bus route, Drummohr offers the best of both worlds, as it’s close to a number of beaches on the Firth of Forth.

Voters noted its ‘awesome location’ and ‘super friendly staff’ when explaining why they’d selected it as their top choice.

Angie Purves, site manager at Drummohr, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this award, and the fact that it is voted for by members of the public makes it even more special.

“The whole team works really hard to ensure that our guests have a brilliant time at Drummohr and the reviews and feedback we get from guests reflect how much they appreciate the warm welcome and attention to detail.”

Three of the categories in the Camping Awards are decided upon by the public, while the others are presided over by a panel of judges.

Voters are encouraged to think about the location, facilities and the friendliness of staff when making a selection for Campsite of the Year.

The aim of the awards is to recognise the best products, brands, retailers and campsites in the UK.

As well as grass and hard-standing pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents, all complete with electric hook-up, Drummohr has a number of other accommodation options.

It offers self-catering luxury lodges with hot tubs, glamping pods and en-suite bothies. VisitScotland awarded the site a five-star rating in 2023.

Families looking for something special to wow their children can opt for themed wizard, adventure and fairy glamping pods, while the playground is also designed to keep kids entertained.

Adults are likely to be just as impressed with the underfloor heating in the newly renovated amenities block, hot showers and indoor campers’ kitchen and laundry.

Four-legged friends are also welcome at Drummohr, which is open all year round, and convenient for Scotland’s golf coast and the John Muir Way long distance walking route.

It is one of three employee-owned locations within the same group, with sister sites at Longnor Wood in the heart of the Peak District and Herding Hill Farm near Haltwhistle.

Not far from Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, Herding Hill Farm was a runner up for Campsite of the Year.