Scotland as a country is legendary for its sporting traditions and legacy. The Scottish Highland Games are a celebration of Scottish culture as well as a chance for specific sporting contenders to show their skill. Golf, tennis and rugby all have their roots in Scotland. Football is one of Scotland’s national sports and accordingly, the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is a hub for sports fans. Sport in Edinburgh is already shaping up to be great in 2016, so read on to find out what’s what with this sport lover’s guide.
Edinburgh Sports Club
Hailing themselves as ‘one of Edinburgh’s best kept secrets’, the Edinburgh Sports Club is a vibrant and thriving community set up in the West End, not a five minute walk from Princes Street. Specialising in Tennis and Squash, the Club allows for advanced court bookings, training for adults and children and has a membership package.
If you’re feeling less inclined to don a pair of shorts and run around with a racket, the Club also offers a world class bar and table tennis facilities. Located a short walk from Murrayfield stadium, it’s also the perfect place to stop for lunch before a big game and check out the pre-match analysis they often host.
Prefer a beer while you watch football? That’s where Sportsters comes in. With over thirty screens, great food, a bar and live sports, Sportsters is ideal for catching that game you just couldn’t get tickets for. Just below Edinburgh’s North Bridge, the Bar is easy to get to: only a two minute walk from Princes Street.
Just to sweeten the deal: Sportsters has live music every Friday evening from four-thirty onwards. Have a drink, relax and enjoy the state of the art venue.
The Guinness Pro 12 Final
Not one to sit in a bar and watch the game on the television when you could be in the stalls, watching the action there and then? The Guinness Pro 12â€™s Final is coming to Edinburgh in May and it promises to be an exciting clash of rugby teams. Edinburgh Rugby will be facing off against last Season’s champs, the Glasgow Warriors for a chance to lift the trophy. There’s still plenty of tickets available, so don’t delay.
From squash to rugby, sport in Edinburgh always promises to be exciting; nobody ever leaves a big game without a story to tell. So plan your trip to Edinburgh now, even if it’s just for a drink while you cheer at the telly!