Sport in Edinburgh
|| As with most of
the UK, football plays a significant part in the
capital’s life with three main football
clubs nestled in the city however rugby, golf and hill walking also take a high priority.
Edinburgh is the home of Scottish Rugby with the Murrayfield [map] stadium beating at its heart. However, as well as the
national team Edinburgh is also host to a number of domestic
clubs who play in both the Celtic League and the European Heineken Cup.
The national stadium is also home to an American football side. Since 1995 it has been the official base for the European National Football League side the Scottish
If, however you are looking to ‘get physical’
yourself there is a wide range of activities to try. Edinburgh
City Council operate a number of sports centres the biggest
of which is Meadowbank [map],
which has twice played host to the Commonwealth Games but is open for public use for swimming, racquet
sports and more. There’s also Craiglockhart
Sports Center [map],
which boasts a boating pond and excellent tennis facilities.
For those wishing follow the Scots' Winter Olympic success
in 2002, Murrayfield Ice Rink has curling as well
as ice skating and is also the home of the ice hockey
club, the Murrayfield Racers.
Just beyond the city boundary you can find both steeple
and regular horse racing at Musselburgh.
Two of the venue's biggest events are the Scottish
Sprint Cup in May and Lady’s Day in September.
But if high-speed action is more your style then Knockhill racing circuit should bring a smile to your face.
The national circuit plays host to the British Touring
Cars, Superbikes and Rallycross all
just 40 minutes away from the centre of Edinburgh.
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