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Six Nations 2013

August 24th, 2012 · No Comments · edinburgh

After a disappointing Six Nations campaign in 2012, Scotland will be looking to improve in 2013 and we at Edinburgh Festival Apartments are looking forward to welcoming the supporters to next years home fixtures.  We will welcome Italy returning to Murrayfield on Saturday 9th of February 2013 and already have a good range of Italian families who have booked apartments  in the Royal Mile and a small rugby team who have booked our Edinburgh Townhouse where they can walk to Murrayfield from Haymarket.

We have a huge amount of Italians living in Edinburgh dating back to the 19th century. For some it was thought as a stopping point en-route to America. The main reasons Italians sought a new life was as a direct result of poor economic conditions. Poverty was rife and living conditions were harsh, with famine and sometimes droughts. Many came to Scotland and could not get work so started their own businesses often selling door to door from these businesses there are many well known business in Edinburgh and Scotland such as  Nardini’s in Largs boasted a beautiful Art Deco and selling amazing ice-cream and  Valvona & Crolla the famous delicatessen based in Edinburgh just round the corner from our Edinburgh Playhouse Apartment that sleeps 13 people.

The Six Nations Championship is without doubt the greatest rugby tournament on earth followed quickly by the greatest drinking festival in Edinburgh after each game. Each year the collective fans of each team share in the passion and excitement of this feast of rugby whether watching the game at Murray-field or watching in one of the many outdoor bar venues like The Three Sisters.

Here at Edinburgh Festival Apartments we have a constant stream of Irish visitors who take advantage of the cheap and frequent Ryan-air flights on offer. By all accounts the Southern Irish find it far cheaper to come here for a weekend away of shopping and boozing than going into their own fair city of Dublin. The Irish arrive on the 24th of February 2013 and great fun and craich is had by all, Scottish women just love the Irish accent so you can be sure that the bars and clubs will be full of lots of pretty ladies looking for some fun.

This year we have two groups of dedicated rugby players and supporters who come to Edinburgh Festival Apartments every alternate year and take over our two Edinburgh rugby apartments at 31 Grove street and 16 Grove Street. The guys booked up just as they left in  2011.

It has to be said the Celtic connections are strong in Scotland with almost everyone having a granny from Ireland, an Irish name or some kind of link to Ireland this is sure to continue with so many cheap Ryan-air flights and the ferry link.

We wont have quite recovered from the onslaught of the Irish weekend when we at Edinburgh Festival Apartments will welcome last but not least the Welsh on Saturday 8th of March 2013. 

Oh my God this is by far the busiest weekend of the whole year with the whole of Wales descending upon the Scottish Capitol for practically the whole week – is this an official bank holiday in Wales now?

No sooner had Scotland been handed the “wooden spoon” and Wales won the Grand Slam that the phones started ringing off the hook with practically all our Edinburgh Festival Apartments been booked for mainly 3 night stays so that the Welsh could guarantee their accommodation. We are still getting people looking and truthfully we don’t have much left for that weekend so if any of you landlords in Edinburgh don’t have your property on our Festival Apartments website for the 8th of March 2013 let us know!!!

I really cant believe there are going to be any people left in Wales that weekend when Edinburgh will become an array of all different kinds of people wearing red, with daffodils or leeks adorned. Luckily for lots of our guests or apartments are all located at the West End of Edinburgh which means they can walk to Murray-field on the day of the match and enjoy the atmosphere of the Welsh impromptu choirs coming from all the hotels and bars en-route to Murray-field Stadium, this is one match I have to admit I have never been too but would truly love to do so if anyone knows of any tickets going spare I would love one :-) And honestly I would be just as happy for Wales or Scotland to win :-)





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