Six Nations Rugby in Edinburgh 2023

Reasons to look forward to the Six Nations 2023

We’ll soon be welcoming rugby fans to our hotel, before they make their way to Murrayfield for the Six Nations in Edinburgh. If you’re planning on joining them, we advise you to book your hotel early because match weekends are extremely popular and hotels fill up quickly. To get you in the rugby mood, here are some reasons to look forward to the Six Nations 2023 …

Rugby, rugby and more rugby

Scottish fans are gearing up for some adrenaline-pumping, hard-hitting, bone-crunching rugby action.

On Saturday 4th February, the Six Nations Championship 2023 kicks off and Scotland will once again have a chance to throw their rugby weight around. The six nations that will compete in this annual men’s rugby tournament are Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, Italy and France. See fixtures.

Then, just a few weeks later on 25th March, the Women’s Six Nations championship gets underway, with another chance at victory for Scotland! See fixtures.

Home-ground advantage

Fans will flock to Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium on 11th February and 12th March for the men’s tournament, in the hope of gaining some home-ground advantage. And again to nearby Edinburgh Rugby Stadium on 1st, 22nd and 29th April for the women’s home games.

As a proud sporting nation, those that can’t catch the games in the stadium will be watching from home or from their favourite watering hole. There is always a great atmosphere on match day!

Hopefully, history repeats itself

For many Scots, Scotland’s first game of the championship is the biggest (known as the Calcutta Cup in the men’s tournament). Forget winning the final, it all comes down to whether or not Scotland beats England in the first match. Ever since Scotland beat their southern rivals in the first-ever rugby union international match in 1871, rivalry between our two nations has been rife.

In fact, any true Scottish fan will tell you that there are only two teams in the world to support. Scotland, and whoever happens to be playing England.

Backing blue

Of course, we’ll be cheering our Scotland teams on during the Six Nations championships. We’re backing blue … are you?

Six Nations accommodation

Parliament House Hotel is around a 20-minute bus or taxi ride from Murrayfield. Edinburgh is always busy on match weekends, so we advise you book your hotel room in plenty of time, as well as pre-booking any taxis.