The city of Edinburgh has some excellent attractions to visit, whether you want to stick to the traditional tourist trail or find some hidden gems. So, from the Castle, the Dungeons and the Royal Mile, to seeing the city from above the Salisbury Crags and the People’s Museum, you will find plenty to do and see.

After a day in Edinburgh, you’ll probably want to get in that camper and kick-start your road trip, particularly as you’ll struggle to find anywhere to camp in the city. However, whole different world lies just a few short miles outside of Edinburgh in the sprawling countryside of the Lothian’s.

East Lothian is, well to the east of Edinburgh. It is a fantastic place to visit with your camper as you’ll be presented with some amazing scenery, from the beautiful coast of North Berwick to stunning Yellowcraigs beach. As breath-taking as it can be, the views are not all East Lothian has to shout about; it also has a rich history to explore. It’s actually thought that the infamous Saltire flag was actually first adopted in Athelstaneford – to find out more visit the National Flag Heritage Centre.

Although it’s not strictly wild camping, Blinkbonny Wood Campsite is a fantastic place to park up your Edinburgh campervan. Set in acres and acres of woodland, this quaint campsite offers incredible views across the Firth of the Forth. If you thought that East Lothian had given you an insight into Scottish history, you haven’t seen anything yet. The Linlithgow Heritage Trail in West Lothian is an absolute ‘must-see’ if you want to learn more about the area’s past. From the Cross Well to Linlithgow Palace and St. Michael’s Well to Annet House, this trail has everything.

West Lothian is also a fantastic place to sit back and relax. Whether you’d prefer to watch the world go by in Beecraigs Country Park or take in the amazing views at Linlithgow Loch, you’ll have plenty to see in your camper.If you’re not up for wild camping, there’s a great campsite within the Beecraigs Country Park. It’s secluded and a great basecamp for exploring the rest of the area.

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