Following wins against Italy and Ireland, a capacity crowd of 67,144 will flock to the home of Scottish rugby to see if the team, led by captain Kelly Brown, can bring home a third victory. The anticipated crowd at this match will bring the cumulative Murrayfield attendance for international matches this season to more than 300,000. This indicates a real boom for sporting tourism in The Capital.
Scotland hooker Ross Ford, who was winning his 66th cap, retired early in the second half of Sunday’s 12-8 victory against Ireland, but is thankfully set to recover in time for the clash with Wales on 9th March. If Scott Johnson's team can keep boosting their foundations in defence, improving their goal kicking, developing their set-piece work and strengthening their desire then a victory against Wales is not out of the question.
The match provides the perfect opportunity for rugby fans to enjoy a fun-filled family weekend in Scotland’s charming capital city. Edinburgh is blessed with a rich history and has a very unique character. With so much to see and do, it is difficult to know where to begin.
Why not follow up Saturday’s sporting excitement with a trip to The Real Mary King’s Close on Sunday 10th March? Open from 10am to 5pm on Sundays, this underground attraction is a warren of streets and spaces buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Dating back to the 17th century, the story of the close is shrouded in mystery and blood-shed. The history of the place is more fascinating than any amount of fiction, and provides a fun and interactive cultural learning opportunity for children and adults alike.
Parliament House Hotel, at the bottom of Calton Hill in the heart of Edinburgh, will provide a tranquil refuge for families seeking to escape the madness which will engulf the city this weekend. Offering good value high quality accommodation, Parliament House is ideal for families on a budget who are looking to experience good old fashioned Scottish hospitality in a centrally located base.
Whether you will be celebrating or commiserating, a visit to The Real Mary King’s Close will set the seal on a fun-filled family weekend in The Capital.