Edinburgh Academicals & Inverleith Park
The tournament will take place at Edinburgh Academicals Sport Ground and neighbouring Inverleith Park.
Edinburgh Accies ground is in the Stockbridge area of the city. The stadium is brand new and hosts a covered grandstand, excellent changing rooms and a fantastic bar. There are numerous shops, cafes and bars in the immediate vicinity (Please note there are strict alcohol licensing laws meaning only alcohol purchased at the ground can be consumed at the ground).
Inverleith park is a public park, with fantastic views of Edinburgh castle and is the perfect setting to play and watch footy.
The ground is within a 20 minute walk from the city centre, but Edinburgh also has a world class bus service and a great supporting App. Single tickets cost £1.80 and Day tickets cost £4.50.
Details on bus routes and timetables can be found at: https://www.lothianbuses.com
The App can be downloaded here : https://tfeapp.com/
Edinburgh is well served by taxis including Uber. An Uber from the city centre to the ground can cost as little as £4.
Getting into Edinburgh
Edinburgh airport has routes to all major European destinations, there is a tram stop immediately outside the main terminal which goes directly to the Haymarket area and the city centre. Tickets cost £6.50 one way or £9 for an open return.
The Airlink 100 bus also goes direct to the city centre and costs £4.50 single and £7.50 return
Edinburgh has two major train stations with links to all over Scotland and major English cities including Manchester and London.
Edinburgh Waverley is the station in the heart of the city centre, Haymarket station is in the west end of the city, but is still just a short 20 minute walk from the centre.
Tickets and live rail times can be found on the Trainline site.
If you’re looking to have a pre-tournament kick or training session then there are some public parks in and around the city to meet at:
Edinburgh Meadows has plenty of space to meet and have a kick.
Inverleith Park, where the tournament will take place has lots of free to access areas.
Holyrood Park also has a large open grass area at the foot of Arthurs Seat.
Unsurprisingly, Edinburgh has accommodation to suit every budget
The castle dominates the skyline of the city, sitting on top of a hill formed of volcanic rock it is a major draw for tourists. You can see the castle from almost every part of the city and some of the best views are from below in the public park, Princes Street Gardens or the Vennel steps
Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street Gardens is a great place to chill out and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Bring a picnic and a blanket (and maybe a couple of stubbies) and chill out while admiring the stunning views of the castle.
For a more energetic tourist experience, walk up this hill located just a short distance from the city centre, depending on fitness levels it will take roughly 1hr30mins, but offers amazing panoramic views of the city.
Edinburgh's Acropolis, a slightly smaller hill, but still offering world class city views, Calton Hill is famous for its collection of historic monuments, which form some of the most important landmarks of the city. One of the most striking is the National Monument, inspired by the Parthenon in Athens.
Situated five minutes away from Princes Street, visitors can find the Dean Village, a beautiful oasis right by the Water of Leith.
Discover over 400 years of history and learn about the intriguing real stories of Edinburgh’s past residents. From the deadly plague epidemic, to a famous royal visitor, there’s a myriad of tales just waiting to be told. Journey through time and find out why the Close, once open to the skies and bustling with trade, came to be underground
If you have the time to explore more of Scotland there are plenty of options.
Catch a train across the world famous Forth Rail Bridge to North Queensferry where you can explore the underwater depths at Deep Sea World. Or hire a car and visit the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. If you're going to stay for longer period a tour of the NC500 should definitely be on your bucket list. For more ideas check out Visit Scotlands website.
But the country is awash with the water of life and every corner of the country has a unique flavour. More information on where to visit and what to look out for can be found here.
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