Named after the area in Edinburgh where it is located, Murrayfield Stadium was redeveloped in the nineties to become an all-seater stadium, accommodating 67,130 spectators. Renowned for its incredible atmosphere, fans are never disappointed with a match at Murrayfield, whatever the outcome of the score. You will find yourself roaring along to the ‘Flower of Scotland’ and cheering along the bagpipes that sound throughout the city before the match.
Murrayfield is no stranger to elite rugby. Its first international rugby match was hosted in March 1925 were, in a Grand Slam victory, Scotland beat England 14-11. It has also hosted thirteen Rugby World Cup matches during the 1991, 1999 and 2007 tournaments, and two Heineken Cup Finals in 2005 and 2009.
During the RBS 6 Nations, Murrayfield Stadium will host three matches: Scotland v Wales, Scotland v Italy and Scotland v Ireland.
Although Murrayfield Stadium serves alcohol from two large marquee tents (behind the North and East stands), there are also a few local pubs which are popular for pre- and post-match drinks. Many fans head to The Murrayfield Hotel or The Hampton Hotel, both situated next to the stadium.
Back in town, the Grassmarket area is a good location to search for bars. Both Biddy Mulligan’s and the Last Drop Tavern are popular as live sports and live music venues.
A visit to Edinburgh during RBS 6 Nations would not be complete without a climb up the 823 foot hill to Arthur’s Seat. It is accessible from various points of the stunning Holyrood Park, but if you’re after an easier climb, the walk from Dunsapie Loch is your best bet. The stunning city views from the top of the Seat will be unbeatable.
Stroll through Edinburgh’s Old Town, where the medieval cobbled streets and narrow alleyways will take you back to bygone times. The Reformation-era buildings that line the Royal Mile give the city its charming character. You will find independent boutique stores and shops where you can pick up some truly unique items.