Guide to Edinburgh
If you’re travelling to Scotland’s capital city for the Summer Test fixtures against France and Georgia at BT Murrayfield we’ve compiled some essential info to help you make the most of your trip.
Scotland v France, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Saturday 24 August, 1.10pm GMT
Scotland v Georgia, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Friday 6 September, 7.30pm GMT
As one of Europe’s best-loved city break destinations, Edinburgh has something for everyone. An open-top bus tour is a great way to get your bearings – several companies operate these from Waverley Bridge next to the train station. History buffs will love the old town, where you can work your way from the famous Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile all the way down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Art-lovers can enjoy a wealth of free exhibitions at venues including the National Gallery of Scotland, Scottish Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Whatever the weather, there’s something for all the family to enjoy at the Museum of Scotland.
The city is a hive of activity in August with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival taking place in venues across Edinburgh. With the Fringe being the largest festival in the world, there will surely be a show or an event for you to see on your visit. Plan your time at the Fringe at edfringe.com.
If the sun is shining, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy the city’s green spaces, from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to Holyrood Park with a hike up Arthur’s Seat providing spectacular 360 degree views.
Find out about all that the city has to offer at Edinburgh.org, which includes everything you need to know, from local neighbourhood insights to 48-hour itineraries.
Soak up the pre-match atmosphere
Over the Summer, there’ll be plenty pubs around the city welcoming rugby fans and tourists. The bars around Haymarket station are always busy as fans make their way along the ‘Murrayfield Mile’ to the stadium, and once through the turnstiles you’ll find a wide range of food and drink options (everything from venison, pork hog roast and buffalo burgers to Loch Fyne Oysters, stovies, fish & chips and calamari) with live music, big screens and family entertainment (open three hours before kick-off).
BT Murrayfield, Roseburn Street EH12 5PJ
BT Murrayfield is one of the great sporting stadia of the world and the largest sports venue in Scotland. Since the inaugural match in 1925, Scottish Rugby has had a rich history with the stadium witnessing some of the world's greatest rugby moments. You can take a guided tour of BT Murrayfield where you’ll be taken inside areas of the stadium that you would never ordinarily get to see.
Keep up to date with all our stadium news and match-day information on Twitter via @BTMurrayfield.
How to get to BT Murrayfield
The stadium is within walking distance of the city centre or else you can choose from a range of public transport options.
The following services pass close to BT Murrayfield Stadium:
Lothian Buses: 1, 2, 22, 30 at Westfield Road, 3, 25, 33, 38 at Gorgie Road, 12, 26, 31 at Corstorphine Road
AIRLINK 100 at Corstorphine Road
First Bus: 21A, 22, 38, 38A at Corstorphine Road
Scottish Citylink: 900 at Corstorphine Road
Waverley Station (Edinburgh): short bus, tram or taxi ride.
Haymarket Station: 20 minute walk and a short tram or taxi ride.
Get live train info via the @ScotRail Twitter feed, or text ‘ScotRail’ to 86688 to download the app.
Edinburgh Trams runs a fast, frequent service to the entrance of BT Murrayfield Stadium from locations such as Edinburgh Airport, Ingliston Park & Ride, Haymarket and Princes Street. Tickets must be purchased prior to boarding trams using the ticket vending machines at trams stops or on the Transport for Edinburgh App. Full details on tram services can be found at www.edinburghtrams.com
You can find more information about transport options and park & ride facilities near the city and full details about travel options on our website.
What can I bring to BT Murrayfield?
You’ll find full details of what you can bring to the stadium on our Frequently Asked Questions page and Getting to BT Murrayfield page, and it’s worth bearing in mind that BT Murrayfield has a Small Bag Policy. Ticket holders are permitted to bring in bags no larger than A5 size (21cmx15cmx8cm) – these bags will be searched prior to tickets being scanned. Bags larger than this will not be allowed into the stadium. The only exceptions to this rule are spectators who require to carry bags for health reasons (including parents with young children who require to carry medical/dietary items).