Those eager to cross paths with some of Scotland’s rugby greats may just be in luck with a stay at The Dunstane. This delightful boutique hotel is renowned as a popular haunting ground for many iconic players, old and new. In 2007, Scottish rugby superstar Scott Hastings cut the red tape of the newly refurbished Dunstane City Hotel. The likes of Dan Parks, Sean Lineen and Rob Wainwright are also fans of this exquisite spot. Nothing beats staying in luxury, dining on great Scottish cuisine and basking in the picture-perfect outdoor gardens before the Scotland home game, a mandatory Dunstane ritual.
The Dunstane, 4 W Coates, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 337 6169
A haven of endless fitness opportunity, The Meadows is a magnet for students and sports enthusiasts, too. This leviathan public park features endless grassy areas adorned with rows of trees and vast open spaces suited to an informal rugby game. Both summer and winter witness swathes of people congregating here.