Despite being home to two of Scotland’s fiercest football rivals, Edinburgh is definitely a rugby city – and come Six Nations time, the Scottish capital really comes alive.
The tournament sees Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy play-off against each other in a group format with Scotland's home games being held at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Lucky for us, Apex Hotels have four hotels in Scotland's capital that are perfect if you're staying in the city to catch a game.
If you're lucky enough to bag a ticket, you're in for a real treat. Taking in the action at a Six Nations match is an experience to remember. You can take in the full build-up by booking a stay at Apex Haymarket Hotel, less than a mile from the stadium.
If you don't have a ticket but still want to get involved, check out our top places to be during the tournament.
The Three Sisters
One of the best locations in the capital to watch sports, The Three Sisters is the place to be during the Six Nations. Situated at the city’s Cowgate, this pub has a fantastic big game atmosphere completed by a massive outdoor screen as well as several smaller screens inside and an impressive selection of local beers.
Get ahead of the crowd and book a booth to bag a comfy seat and a place to rest your pint. The food here is great so you can settle in for the night. Find out more here.
The Cambridge Bar
Another favourite with sports fans, The Cambridge Bar is a great place to grab a burger and a pint whilst soaking up the action. Tucked away behind George Street, The Cambridge looks cosy and inviting from the outside and inside is no different, except it's also bursting with atmosphere.
A real rugby pub, The Cambridge regularly screens club matches, and really ups its game come Six Nations time.
Metro West End
If you're staying at our Apex Haymarket Hotel for the Six Nations, why not warm up for the big match and grab a bite to eat in our stylish bar and restaurant before you head to the game?
We've got a wide variety of choices on our menu to suit everyone's tastes and our bartenders will shake you up a mean drink to get you in the mood for the match. Check out our menus here.
This quirky West End bar is a great place to go to catch a game of rugby and enjoy delicious food and drinks.
Boasting an impressive menu, this bar serves up excellent food to accompany the sports games they show on their big screen and they're huge rugby fans so you can guarantee they'll be showing all the hotly anticipated Six Nations games. Visit Indigo Yard's website here.
Are you joining us at one of our Edinburgh hotels for the Six Nations?