A great way to spend a day in Edinburgh is at the rugby. One of Scotland’s favourite spectator sports, the history of the marvellously muddy game is rooted in the Scottish Borders and the town of Melrose where the Rugby Sevens was born – fun fact!
The game involves two teams of 15 players, and each team must carry, pass or kick the ball to the end zone to score tries and win the most points.
No matter what happens during a match, watching a live rugby match at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in the capital’s west end will make for great memories with drama, atmosphere and action keeping you on your toes for 80 minutes!
The stadium hosts most of Scotland’s international matches, including the RBS Six Nations, the Calcutta Cup and the Autumn International Test series. Tickets for these events sell out quickly, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Rugby fans should also check out the Melrose Sevens every April – this is the premier tournament for the seven aside version of the game, hosted in the Melrose RFC grounds where it has been held since 1883.