Guide to the Six Nations 2017 – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland
Scotland’s capital hosts the home fixtures for the Six Nations tournament at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. This famous city is a fantastic place to visit, not only for the Six Nations atmosphere and excitement, but for its many historic landmarks and attractions. The stadium is near the centre of Edinburgh, so you can easily make the trip a real holiday to remember.
Edinburgh can be reached from our ferry port in Newcastle in around 2 hours and 30 minutes by car, travelling along the North Sea coast on the A1. You can enjoy an overnight crossing on our Amsterdam to Newcastle ferry, so you’re refreshed and ready to travel to Edinburgh for the Six Nations match.
How to get to Murrayfield
Murrayfield Stadium is easy to get to on public transport from the city centre, reachable in just 15 minutes by tram from Princes Street. If you’re driving to the stadium on a match day, you can book parking at the stadium itself, though this is limited. The other option is the Ingliston Park and Ride, which provides buses into town, and a tram link direct to the stadium.
Murrayfield Stadium – 2017 Six Nations Fixtures
Saturday 4th February 2017:
Scotland v Ireland at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2:25pm
Saturday 25th February 2017:
Scotland v Wales at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2:25pm
Saturday 18th March 2017:
Scotland v Italy at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 12:30pm
What to see in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a beautiful and exciting city, filled with history and culture. The most famous landmark is Edinburgh Castle, high on its hill in the middle of the city, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and a stunning collection of museums. From the Castle the Royal Mile runs through Edinburgh’s Old Town, until it reaches the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament Building, with plenty of great shops and pubs and places to eat along the way.
For a fantastic view of the city, head to Holyrood Park and climb Arthur’s Seat, the remains of the volcano crater in which Edinburgh is built. You can see incredible collections of art and artefacts in the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery, demonstrating Edinburgh’s history as a centre of culture and thinking.
For some retail therapy and Georgian elegance, have a wander through Edinburgh New Town and along George Street and Princes Street, and enjoying a drink in one of the many whisky bars before heading to Murrayfield on the tram.
Opened in 1925, Murrayfield Stadium is the largest in Scotland and is one of the host venues of the Six Nations, as well as many other major rugby and sporting events.
As the home of Scottish Rugby Union, Murrayfield is also fantastic to visit on non-match days when you can go on guided tours and view historic rugby memorabilia and experience the atmosphere of the Team Tunnel on match day.
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