In soft borderland Lauderdale, a campsite site very near to Edinburgh
At the Camping and Caravaning Club Lauder site, you will also get some fantastic ‘woolly’ bargains from the local mills. Lauder caters for all kinds of campers – even those who want to hire a lodge.
- Oxton is a pleasant 20-minute walk/11/4-mile drive from site. The post office sells milk and newspapers.
- The Tower Hotel in Oxton offers snacks and meals all day, with a free taxi to and from site. Join the locals for a game of pool, darts or dominoes.
- The hotel at Carfraemill, adjacent to the site, serves food daily including breakfasts for early risers.
- The town of Lauder is four miles away. It has supermarkets, coffee and gift shops, butcher’s, bakery, fish and chip shop etc.
- Buses run to Edinburgh from the bus stop at end of the site. It’s a lovely ride through the countryside.
- If you’re Edinburgh-bound, there are the world-famous Festival and Tattoo, Crystal Centre, Castle and lots more.
- Ingliston, just outside Edinburgh, has a popular Sunday market.
- You can also take the bus to Jedburgh and Melrose (for the abbey). There are also abbeys at Kelso and Dryburgh.
- Lots of golf courses are within easy reach of the site. The one in Lauder is especially welcoming.
- For a flutter on the horses, try Kelso and Musselburgh.
- Stay in Lauder for local attractions such as The Common Riding, a treat for horse lovers and all who enjoy things traditional.
- The Museum of Flight, located at East Fortune, is an enjoyable day out for all the family, especially the “big little boys”.
A Visitor’s opinion:
“You can walk for miles through the hills and not see a soul. It is so peaceful and the countryside so lush.” Mr Watts
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There are also four chalets for hire at this site. Fitted out to the highest standards, these are ideal if you want to take additional guests.