Scotland's busiest airport, Edinburgh Airport, is located just six miles west of the city. A variety of domestic, European and intercontinental flights are available from the airport. The airport's position on the A8 Glasgow to Edinburgh road means it's easy for arrivals to access the city centre. With its myriad historical and cultural attractions, Edinburgh is one of the UK's top destinations.
Key roads providing transport links west, north and south from the Scottish capital include the M8, M9, A/M90 and the A1. In addition, Scotland has an excellent system of primary, or A, roads and minor roads, all of them maintained in tip-top condition. Motorhome rental suppliers can be found within easy reach of the airport. Camping van sites are located in both urban and rural areas, and petrol stations are plentiful.
Recommended campervan drives in Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport to Berwick upon Tweed:
follow the A1 south along the picturesque East Lothian coastline. There are plenty of historical and natural attractions en route. The attractive coastal towns of Dunbar and Eyemouth are well worth a visit. Recommended places to spend the night are Thurston Manor Leisure Park Verdant, located close to the Lammermuir Hills, and Dunbar Camping and Caravanning Club Site.
take the A68 south from Edinburgh. Often overshadowed by the better-known Highlands, the Borders region has some of Scotland's finest scenery. The ancient town of Jedburgh is home to notable attractions such as Jedburgh Castle and Queen Mary's House. Good places to overnight are the Camping and Caravan Club Sites at Jedburgh and Lauder.
having crossed the Forth Road Bridge on the A/M90, head north towards Perthshire and its attractive main city, Perth. The historic town of Scone with its royal palace is a must-see. Good facilities are available at Scone Palace Camping and Caravanning Club Site. At scenic Loch Tay, stay at Loch Tay Highland Lodges.
About the airport
Edinburgh Airport offers connections to numerous destinations within the UK and Europe, as well as seasonal links with Canada and the US. Around nine million passengers pass through the single-terminal airport each year, making it the UK's sixth-busiest air facility.
An express bus link and local bus services provide public transportation to the capital from the airport. Major routes easily reached from the airport include the A8, the M8, the M9 and the M90, all of which are suitable for motorhomes.