AN EAST Lothian camping and glamping site has been named the best in the UK.

Drummohr Camping & Glamping Site, between Musselburgh and Prestonpans, won Campsite of the Year in the Camping Awards 2024, which are organised by Camping magazine.

The five-star site came out top following a public vote which asked campers to name their favourite destination in the UK.

East Lothian Courier: Views to the Firth of Forth and Arthur's Seat from Drummohr Camping and Glamping SiteViews to the Firth of Forth and Arthur's Seat from Drummohr

Drummohr’s “prime position” near the beaches of East Lothian and eight miles from Edinburgh proved “a winning combination” with voters, who praised its “awesome location” and “super friendly staff”.

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.

“We’re always working towards making things even better for our guests, and are constantly updating and improving our facilities so they get the best possible experience.”

East Lothian Courier: Sea view from Drummohr Camping and Glamping SiteA sea view from Drummohr

The awards recognise the best products, brands, retailers and campsites in the UK.

They include a range of categories for tents which are independently tried and tested, and three categories which are voted for by the public, including Campsite of the Year.

The public poll includes readers of Camping magazine, online votes via its sister website Out and About Live, and from its social media channels.

East Lothian Courier: Drummohr Camping and Glamping Site has been awarded a five-star rating from VisitScotlandBothies at Drummohr

Drummohr’s sister campsite, Herding Hill Farm at Haltwhistle, close to the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, was a runner-up in the 2024 awards in the Campsite of the Year category.

Iain Duff, editor of Camping magazine, said: “The Campsite of the Year award is important because it is voted for by the public, and no one knows more about what makes a great campsite than campers.

“This is not just a box-ticking exercise: these are people who want to give recognition to their favourite campsites, and it’s clear from reading the comments left by voters that they really love everything about Drummohr.

“A campsite is judged on its location, facilities and the friendliness of its staff and it scored highly on all fronts.”

East Lothian Courier: One of the luxury lodges at Drummohr Camping and Glamping Site which has been awarded a five-star ratingOne of the luxury lodges at Drummohr

Drummohr, which was given a five-star rating by VisitScotland last year, includes self-catering luxury lodges with hot tubs, glamping pods and en-suite bothies, and grass and hard-standing pitches for touring and tents, all with electricity.

It is part of the WCF employee-owned family of businesses which operates across the UK.