• Sports and Games in Edinburgh

    Whether watching or taking part, Edinburgh is a hive of sporting activity for avid sports fans, with two major football teams, the home of Scottish Rugby, various cricket grounds and plenty of other sporting venues.

    Golfing Breaks in Edinburgh

    You're in Scotland, so it only seems fair to mention something about an obscure national game that's played with clubs and little dimpled balls. As any Scot will tell you, the game was born here - which means you'll find an almost bewildering selection of very fine courses within easy reach of central Edinburgh (including some excellent municipal ones). Take a look at our Golf Short Breaks for more information.

    Murrayfield Stadium - Home of Scottish Rugby

    Home to the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU), Murrayfield Stadium is the largest stadium in Scotland, with a capacity of 67'800. Having been host to many a memorable rugby match, the stadium is a regular haunt for Scottish rugby fans and tourists alike. It's also been transformed into a music venue on many an occasion, with A-list acts such as U2, David Bowie and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers all performing there recently. Find out more about the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) or Murrayfield Stadium.

    The Apex European Hotel near Murrayfield Stadium is an ideal pre-match reception venue, as well as the perfect place to relax after supporting your team. Find out more about our Rugby Breaks in Edinburgh.

    Hearts of Midlothian Football Club - Tynecastle Stadium

    Tynecastle Stadium, home to Hearts of Midlothian Football Club, always attracts a big crowd on match day. As well as Scottish Premier League matches, the stadium is home to an official Hearts shop and the club also runs a Football Academy at Heriot Watt University's Riccarton Campus. Find out more about Hearts of Midlothian Football Club.

    For nearby accommodation, try the Apex European Hotel near Tynecastle Stadium, just a 5 minute bus journey away.

    Hibernian Football Club - Easter Road Stadium

    Across the city lies Hearts' arch rivals, Hibernian Football Club. Easter Road Stadium, otherwise known as "the Leith San Siro" by fans, has a capacity of 17'500, the largest venue exclusively for football in Edinburgh. With regular special events and a 'footie4kids' programme to help youngsters improve their football skills, Hibernian's grounds make for an interesting day out, match day or not! Find out more about Hibernian Football Club.

    Why not relax after the match in one of our three Edinburgh hotels? The Apex International, Apex City and Apex European Hotel are all just a short journey away from Easter Road Stadium.

    Outdoor Adventures in Edinburgh

    Fancy going a bit wild with the kids? Ratho Adventure Centre is just seven miles from Edinburgh city centre. Sample one of the most impressive and unusual climbing venues in the world. Shred your nerves on the sky-ride aerial assault course (a gulp-inducing 120 feet above the ground). Or see who chickens out first on the King Swing bungee jump. Aaaarrrggghhh.