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Rugby Tours during the 6 Nations tournament – what to see & where….

Did you know Sports Travel Southwest can help you plan a tour in any UK location of your choice? Even if your desired destination is not on our list, we can help you to make it happen. With the 6 Nations tournament fast approaching (February 4th) we thought we would give you some information about the 4 UK host cities and why they make fantastic tour destinations….

A rugby player scoring a try against rugby stadium

 Twickenham (London – Richmond Park) – One of London’s most attractive Suburbs, Richmond is home to the multifaceted Kew Gardens where you can see gigs and theatre, grab a drink or have a wonder. The area is also abundant in theatres and bars – you can even turn your hand at some stand-up paddle boarding.
Stadium info: Twickenham is considered to be the heart of English rugby and has a capacity of 82,000 – win or lose, there’s always an atmosphere here.
Murrayfield – (Edinburgh) – Visit the Scott Monument where you can clamber up the skinny spiral staircase for incredible views over the beautiful gardens of Princes Street. A gothic marvel. Another historic relic – Edinburgh Castle is Edinburgh’s most visited tourist attraction. For evening entertainment, head to see a gig at Queen’s Hall, the home of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues festival and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Stadium info: With a capacity of 67,800, Murrayfield is the 5th largest stadium in the UK and the largest in Scotland. Although principally a Rugby Union Stadium, the ground has also been host to rugby league fixtures, American football and world class musical acts.
Cardiff Millennium Stadium – (Cardiff) – Fuel up on a fry-up after match day in Cardiff’s Indoor Market. You can also pick up fresh fruit, veg as well as vinyls and books. Take a walk to burn it all off along the barrage which boasts stunning views over Cardiff Bay.
Stadium info: The Millennium Stadium is an iconic, world-class ground for rugby and has also been home to a whole host of other prestigious sporting events.
Aviva Stadium – (Dublin) If you’re going to go crazy on a night out, Dublin is the place. Head down to The Brazen Head or O’Donoghue’s to soak up some of the city’s culture – Famous names to grace these pubs include James Joyce, Jonathan Swift and Brendan Behan. Enjoy a hearty stew before Match time at Porterhouse and take in the rustic decor – Dublin’s oldest Microbrewery pub!
 Stadium info: Slightly smaller than the other stadiums on our list, the Aviva Stadium hosts up to 51,700 but if ever the phrase ‘last but not least’ is necessary, it’s here! The stadium won a landmark construction award in 2011 and is arguably the most attractive venue on our list and has been home to many historic matches.

Determined rugby player holding ball against rugby stadium

Judgement Day Tour EASTER WEEKEND! – Four day, three night weekend packages 
Easter weekend means Judgement Day in Cardiff! Sports Travel Southwest are offering you the chance to watch what promises to be 2 back-to-back all-Welsh clashes between Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys, followed by Newport Gwent Dragons versus Scarlets.
You can read more about this here and view the itinerary here. 
Some of the other popular UK tour locations that we offer here at Sport Travel South West include:
  • Bournemouth
  • Bath
  • Bristol
  • Exeter
  • Gloucester
  • Midlands
  • Torquay
To see the full list click here.
If you would like to enquire about our choice of tour, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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