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Edinburgh Sports

Our city is bursting at the seams with sporting spirit. From Edinburgh sports venues to keep you active, to world-class competitions and tournaments. It’s all within easy reach of Parliament House Hotel.

Edinburgh Sports Venues

Man and woman working out at the gymIf you’re looking to keep fit and healthy during your visit to Edinburgh, you can choose from a range of leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools and sports pitches. Not to mention, golf courses, tennis courts, bowling greens and even a rock climbing centre. Search the Edinburgh Leisure website for a full list.

Fancy spectating on a live match or race? We’ve got you covered there too …

Rugby and Football

Spectators at a football matchIn Edinburgh, you’ll find the world-famous Murrayfield Stadium, which hosts major rugby tournaments and events. It’s the home of Scottish Rugby, and has seen some of the world’s greatest rugby moments over the years. So, why not catch a professional match there? Or, go behind the scenes with a stadium tour, and discover Murrayfield’s rich history for yourself.

As for football, there’s Tynecastle Stadium, home of Heart of Midlothian FC, and Easter Road Stadium, home to Hibernian FC. The two football clubs, called ‘Hearts’ and ‘Hibs’ for short, are fierce rivals. And, when they play each other it’s known as the Edinburgh Derby.

Athletics and Swimming

Woman swimming under waterMeadowbank Sports Centre and the Royal Commonwealth Pool were originally built for the Commonweath Games, which Edinburgh hosted in 1970.

The pool was recently refurbished and the sports centre is currently undergoing a whole new re-build. They are both great local facilities and they also host several professional athletics and swimming competitions.

Horse Racing and More …

Horse raceAny fan of equestrian sports knows that a day at the Musselburgh Races is an essential experience. And, the course is just six miles outside of Edinburgh city centre, with free parking and great transport links.

But, the list doesn’t stop there. As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh gets to host an amazing variety of sports events. From the annual Six Nations rugby tournament, to the British Diving Championships, there is always something exciting happening in Edinburgh sports.

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