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Sports in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is home to many premier sports events throughout the year. From rugby matches at Murrayfield Stadium and football at Scottish Premier League stadiums to marathons and sporting charity events, Edinburgh has something for sports fans of all stripes.

Popular Sporting Events in Edinburgh:

Six Nations Rugby at Murrayfield Stadium

Each year, six European rugby union sides – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – meet for the Six Nations Tournament. Join the passion of the crowd at Murrayfield Stadium, where Scotland's Six Nation home games are played.

European Cup at Murrayfield Stadium

The European Cup is the annual competition between leading club, regional and provincial teams from the Six Nations Tournament countries. When it's Scotland's turn to host the event, rugby fans from around Europe will descend on Edinburgh to enjoy the matches at Murrayfield Stadium.

Football in Edinburgh

In Scotland, Edinburgh is known as a rugby town, home to the magnificent Murryfield Stadium. Glasgow, home to its footballing counterpart, Hampden Park, is thought of as a football town. However, there are two major football teams that play in the Scottish capital, and a strong rivalry between the two.

Hearts Football Club play in the city’s west end at Tynecastle, while Hibernian Football Club (or Hibs) have their Easter Road stadium in Leith, a neighbourhood in the northern part of the city. The rivalry between the Maroon of Hearts and the Green of Hibs is legendary.

Edinburgh Marathon

Known as the fastest marathon in the UK, thanks to its predominantly flat 26-mile run along Edinburgh’s Portobello coastline, the Edinburgh Marathon has over 16,000 participants a year. On the day of the marathon, there are also half marathons and 10k walks for those not feeling quite as brave. The Edinburgh Marathon is the perfect place to obtain a personal best!

Golf in Edinburgh

It is claimed that the game of golf was being played in the capital in the fifteenth century, and golf is still a hugely popular participatory sport in the capital. There are 23 golf courses in Edinburgh city itself, and the famous courses of East Lothian and St Andrew’s Links are only a car ride away.

Edinburgh Moonwalk

This popular charity marathon Edinburgh Moonwalk seeks to raise money for breast cancer research. Participants don decorated brassieres and take a nighttime power walk through Edinburgh.