​Fans of sports will have a pleasurable time for visiting Edinburgh, Scotland. Sports is a huge part of the citizens’ lives in the city. And here, we will be exploring some of the most popular sporting events that Edinburgh residents follow with a passion.

But first, a little history.

The first football association and match was founded in 1872. This match was between Scotland and England and resulted in a draw. It was after this event that the country’s citizens followed through with different sporting associations, which brought forth other sports like rugby, American football, and futsal.

Football is not exactly a new game in Scotland. The earliest records of the games can be traced as far back as the 1400s, and it is said that the game was banned in 1424. The country is home to the earliest variations of the game, including Ba, which also involved kicking the ball.

Contemporary versions of the game are known to have existed in the 18th century, and they were also banned because of the game’s violence. They were either modified or removed from sporting events.


​Rugby is a huge sporting event in the country, and the city has a team. The team’s home stadium is the BT Murrayfield Stadium.

The stadium is filled to the brim every year, as the city hosts at least two European teams to play here during the RBS Six Nations Championship.

And as fate would have it, the rival of Scotland remains to be England, as it was back in the 1800s.  

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​Golf is an all-year-round sporting event in Scotland because of the temperate weather. Edinburgh has several golf courses that include the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society and The Royal Burgess golf club.

The city has rates that can compete against the best golf courses in the world. There are six courses that you can choose from if you visit the city, which includes the Braid Hills. This area offers a view of the city from below.


​Ice Hockey

​If you are a fan, you can join the roar of a massive crowd in the Murrayfield Ice Rink. This is the home of the Edinburgh Capitals, the official representation of the city’s ice hockey team. The city hosts games internationally, and it is not unusual for you to see foreign teams here from North America and Europe.



​Football is one of the most popular and adored sports in Europe. Edinburgh has three professional teams that compete in national and international games. These teams are:

•    Heart of Midlothian FC
•    Hibernian FC
•    Edinburgh City FC

If you want to play the game with your friends, you can find many football facilities in the city. An example of this is the Edinburgh Corn Exchange found in Slateford. You can also try Sighthill’s Powerleague.



​The country is home to a myriad of sports. The citizens of Edinburgh are sports fans, and you can observe this through their support of their home teams during games played in the city.  

Among the other favorite sports that have strong backing are:

•    Cricket
•    Baseball
•    Basketball
•    Royal Tennis
•    Horseracing
•    Formula One
•    IndyCar

There is something for everyone here, and you can visit sports bars if you are looking to forward to having a good time exploring the city while watching the games on a monitor.

If sports is your thing, make sure you bake it in your plan. Many events happen annually in Edinburgh city, most of which are located at the following venues:

•    Almond Park, Craigshill
•    Dean Church ESMS
•    Boroughmuir RFC
•    Eden Rock
•    Edinburgh Corn Exchange
•    Tynecastle Park
•    The Scottish National Equestrian Centre

Check out these areas and book your participation in the events before the tickets are sold out.

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