The Hilly Cow Wigwams® glamping site is located just outside Edinburgh, making this a great location to experience the many attractions that the Scottish capital has to offer while still being able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. The historic city of Edinburgh is often regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its surrounding countryside is equally stunning. Rolling hills, forests and farmland make the Lothian countryside well worth a visit even if you’re not venturing out into the city.
Perhaps the most obvious and well-known local attraction is Edinburgh Castle. Perched atop of an old volcano, the castle makes for a dramatic sight visible from every direction in the city centre. Ancient towers and huge stone walls fall into volcanic rock, forming the most prominent feature in the classic Edinburgh skyline. It’s no surprise that the Scots are so proud of this landmark.
With evidence of a settlement since the second century AD and due to playing such an important part in the nation’s history, Edinburgh Castle is a fascinating and enlightening place to visit. Tours run throughout the day and tickets to visit are available to purchase both online before your visit and at the entrance to the castle.
There are also a number of sightseeing tours taking you to different parts of the city and Scotland as a whole that start in the city centre. You can take a day trip to the Scottish Highlands while learning about its sworded and conflicted past or take a walking tour through Edinburgh's many dungeons and vaults. Alternatively, you could always enjoy the many flavours of Scottish whisky after you take in the city sights at one of Edinburgh’s many whisky bars or the Scottish Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile.
If you fancy doing something a bit more adventures but still want to see the city, Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh's inner-city mountain, is about a 45-minute drive away from your glamping site. Take your walking boots and a packed lunch and experience the incredible view from its summit, overlooking the whole city, including the bridges over the Firth of Forth and beyond.
Another great walking destination is the Pentland Hills. These are about half an hour’s drive from the site depending on where you park and also offer fantastic views over the capital as well as the magnificent Pentlands themselves. These hills are also home to Europe's second-largest dry ski slope, so if you’re up for a thrill or want to learn how to ski, take a visit to the Hillend Ski Centre.
Of course, you don't need to go anywhere to have a great stay at Hilly Cow Wigwams®. With lots of space for kids to run around, beautiful countryside to admire, a firepit to keep you warm and to help you cook up delicious meals, you’ll have all you need right on your doorstep.
Kitchen with cutlery, crockery, pots, pans washing up liquid and tea towels.
Amenities block with fully equipped kitchen, dining area, toilets, showers and games room.
Extras to add to your booking:
2 hot tubs are available for hire.
Cabins can be made wheelchair accessible, please let the site know when you book.
What to Bring:
Follow sat nav for EH27 8DQ.
Entrance to glampsite: ///bunkers.scare.pushover
Hilly Cow Wigwams®
No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of visit.
Smoking is not permitted in the Wigwam® cabins or any communal space.
Children should be supervised at all times and must not play on farm machinery.
Gates should be left as found and guests must adhere to the country code.
Dogs are welcome if they are well-behaved but owners must be responsible for them at all times.
We ask that you be considerate of other guests and keep noise to a minimum after 10pm.
Please contact owners directly to organise parties or events.
Check-in is from 2:30pm onwards and departure is by 10:30am. Whilst the site does clean the cabins, we ask that you leave them tidy.
In the event of cancellations or no-shows, we do not offer any (either full or partial) refund. However, if more than 48 hours notice is given, we may, at our discretion, offer an alternative date suitable to you only if we have the availability to do so.