Hotels near Murrayfield Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh

BT Murrayfield Stadium

No matter what your nationality, watching the Scottish rugby team run out onto the pitch at the BT Murrayfield Stadium can’t help but make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Why not pay a visit to this iconic stadium during your next trip to Edinburgh?

Planning on finding a hotel near the BT Murrayfield Stadium ahead of your visit to the Scottish capital? If so, be sure to make time to fit in a visit to this impressive venue during your stay. Set approximately two miles to the east of Princess Street in Edinburgh’s city centre, the stadium can be easily reached by foot or via the city’s tram network.

Major sporting events

The original arena was constructed by the Scottish Rugby Union in 1925 and a £50 million redevelopment of the site went ahead in the mid ’90s. While the BT Murrayfield Stadium is the home of Scottish rugby and regularly hosts Six Nations, Pro12 and Heineken Cup matches, the 67,000-seater stadium is also regularly used for a wide range of other events.

Live music

International recording artists such as the Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Oasis have all played at the venue, and it was also chosen to host the final Live 8 charity concert in 2005. In addition to sporting events and concerts, the BT Murrayfield Stadium has become a popular conference and events destination, and has hosted everything from business AGMs and industry exhibitions through to product launches and gala dinners.

Rugby games attract the biggest crowds however and the stadium holds the European rugby union attendance record, which was set in 1975 when 104,000 fans watched Scotland narrowly defeat Wales 12-10.

Dining and nightlife

There’s a great selection of hotels near the BT Murrayfield Stadium to choose from, and whether you’re looking for a budget option or something a little more luxurious, we’ll help you find the perfect room. What’s more, as the venue is only a short walk from the heart of Scotland’s capital there’s a wide variety of pubs, restaurants and attractions nearby. The area has excellent public transport links and Edinburgh’s Haymarket railway station is also within easy reach.

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