There are four large sports stadiums in Edinburgh. Murrayfield, Tynecastle, Easter Road and Meadowbank. They all host regular sports matches, concerts and other events. And stadium tours of the rugby and football grounds are available.
Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ
This is Scotland’s home rugby stadium and headquarters to the Scottish Rugby Union. It’s located in the west of Edinburgh and is the largest sports venue in Scotland. It is mainly a rugby union stadium, but has hosted other sports events in the past. And it’s also a popular concert venue. You can also go behind the scenes with a Scottish Rugby stadium tour. Here, you’ll see some of Scottish Rugby’s memorabilia including the famous Calcutta Cup. You can even step onto the set in the TV Studio. For more information on the grounds, matches and events see the Scottish Rugby website.
McLeod Street, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL
Tynecastle is the home ground of Heart of Midlothian Football Club (Hearts) and is located in Gorgie to the west of Edinburgh. It also hosts many home games for the Scotland women’s national football team. Guided tours are on offer through the football club. To find out more about the stadium visit the Hearts FC website.
Easter Road Stadium
Albion Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5QG
Easter Road is home to Hibernian Football Club (Hibs), and is found in Leith in north Edinburgh. It is known by Hibs fans as the ‘Holy Ground’ or ‘Leith San Siro’. The club runs regular stadium tours. For further details on the Hibs’ home turf see the Hibernian FC website.
London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
This stadium was built in 1970, when Edinburgh hosted the Commonwealth Games. It is now a multi-purpose sports arena. Located to the east of the city, the centre offers various sports facilities, activities and classes for members of the public. It is part of the Edinburgh Leisure group. However, Meadowbank is currently closed as it is being refurbished. It’s is due to open again in 2020. For more information visit the Edinburgh Leisure website.