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Sports in Edinburgh

Image title Horse Racing at Mornington by Jessica Cross is licensed under CC BY 2.0/ Cropped from original


Edinburgh Sports Events and Murrayfield Hotels

Murrayfield Stadium

Sporting events are an important part of Edinburgh’s culture and social scene, thanks to our neighbours at BT Murrayfield Stadium – home of the Scottish Rugby. Six Nations matches, Autumn Tests and new for 2016, the Guinness PRO 12 final, are all excuses for us to open our doors. If you’re heading to Murrayfield from the city centre you can’t miss us, we’re the ones with the packed beer garden and high quality burgers to set you up for the match.


Six Nations Fixtures 2017:

  • Scotland v Ireland: Saturday 4th February 2017 – BT Murrayfield, 2.25pm   Buy Tickets
  • Scotland v Wales: Saturday 25 February 2017 – BT Murrayfield, 2:25pm Buy Tickets
  • Scotland v Italy Saturday 18 March 2017 – BT Murrayfield, 12.30pm  Buy Tickets


You can find all nationalities mingling around and even the odd Rugby legend! Check out our Facebook page to see who popped in during the last Six Nations! Although mainly a rugby union stadium, Murrayfield has hosted American football, rugby league and association football matches as well as being a big venue for Edinburgh music events and concerts.


Musselburgh Races

There’s regular racing on the outskirts of the city at Musselburgh Racecourse, located just 6 miles from Edinburgh. Offering top rate facilities, services and staff, as an award winning, 5 star visitor attraction.  Find out more


Scottish Football

Edinburgh has two Premier League football teams, Hearts of Midlothian and Hibernian FC – or Hearts and Hibs as they’re known. They play at Tynecastle Stadium (Hearts) and at Easter Road (Hibs). Find out about upcoming matches here.


Scottish Golf Breaks

Golf is in our roots in Scotland and our historical parkland golf courses are world class.  Join us for a Scottish Golf Break and make the best of both worlds with an Edinburgh City Break.


Other Sports

Tennis and athletics are big features in  Edinburgh’s sporting cirlces too, with events like the Edinburgh Great Run.  The Commonwealth Pool hosts fantastic swimming and diving events and is also open for public swimming too, if you want to get active yourself.


Keen to plan your own visit to Edinburgh? Find out more about our breaks and special offers.

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