The top three cities for Six Nations Rugby fans

England, Scotland, and Wales

We’ve found the best food, drink and sights in these ace places

March 16, 2024

One of rugby union’s biggest yearly tournaments is raring to go! The clash of some of Europe’s finest has never been more exciting with teams consistently improving with some surprising twists and up-and-coming all-star players. The nations line up hasn’t changed since the year 2000 with England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, and Italy fighting it out for the win, and with half of them primed for a visit without even having to cross the sea, why not make a break for the try line and visit one of the cities for a weekend break?

Twickenham Stadium, London

Twickenham is famous for its status as the home of England Rugby and the home of the Harlequins Premiership Rugby team next door at Twickenham Stoop. It’s just a quick 20-minute train journey into the heart of London city a great excuse for a bit of touristy sightseeing. London has so much to offer, it’s hard to narrow down your options, but the London Eye is a must – on a clear day you can see as far as Windsor – a whopping 64 miles away!

Watching a good game of rugby is hungry work, this Food Walking Tour is a great way to see London whilst getting to stuff your face with plenty of yummy grub post-match.  

Perhaps you’re in need of a change of pace from the adrenaline pumping action of the pitch, London SeaLife Aquarium is a great attraction in the city centre to marvel at the marine life and enjoy something slightly quieter.

Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Murrayfield is just a 10-minute bus journey from the stunning Edinburgh Castle and its historical and cultural significance to the city is unrivalled, making it a must-tour whilst on a weekend visit to Edinburgh.

Fancy a drink after all that rugby? No one does whisky quite like the Scots and luckily for the rest of the world, they love to share it. Join the Intro to Whisky tour to learn all about the famous drink and taste single malts from some local distilleries in an atmospheric underground cellar bar.

Edinburgh’s history is a convoluted and gruesome one, with tales of hauntings and folklore monsters creeping into bedtime stories for hundreds of years. So, test your mettle with the Haunted Tour of the city, visiting two haunted cemeteries and stories of witches and body-snatchers.

Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Cardiff walk, talk, and breathe rugby. Why else would the Principality Stadium be so central to the city within walking distance of shops, parks and pubs? This walking friendly city offers great tours of famous Dr Who landmarks and history, as a huge part of the hit series was filmed here, and beautiful green parks and historical buildings.

Take to the waters on a Cardiff Bay Boat Tour for a chance to see the coastal sights from a new angle. A great change of pace and time to celebrate (or mourn) the score.