Sport and Leisure
For those interested in some phyical activity Edinburgh is sure not tio disappoint you. You will find a long list of what you can do.
A great option for rainy days. Murrayfield Ice Rink has public skating sessions daily in the afternoon and evening and weekends. Skate hire is available.
Riverside Crescent Tel: 0131 313 2977
Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Pool is a really superb swimming complex built for the 1970 Commonwealth Games. The 50m Olympic size pool used by both serious swimmers and leisurely splashing! There is also a separate children’s pool and diving pool. The complex also has a fully equipped gym and saunas. A public crèche, soft play area, and café are also on site. For details call 0131 667 7211.
Leith Waterworld is Edinburgh’s largest leisure pool where you can venture onto the flumes or float through the river run. With water canons, wave machine, lagoons and a spa pool this is the place for real fun in the water. Under 9`s must be accompanied by an adult and the centre also limit the number of child swimmers per adult so it is advisable to telephone for details before you visit. Tel 0131 555 6000.
Hillend Dry Ski Slope
Midlothian Ski Centre at Hillend has Europe’s largest artificial Ski slope and is half an hour south of the city centre on the Biggar Road. The centre has a triple lift system, and alpine lodge and restaurant. Qualified instructors are available to give ski and snowboard instruction and all equipment is available to hire. Hillend also have an excellent mountain bike trail. Tel: 0131 445 4433
Port Edgar Marina
This sailing school and marina at South Queensferry offers instruction for windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and powerboats. Qualified instructors are available for all ages and abilities. Tel: 0131 331 3330
Scotland is the home of golf and where the game began over 600 years ago. Edinburgh like most Scottish cities has a number of municipal courses as well as numerous private clubs. Golf in Edinburgh is remarkably accessible and inexpensive with six top quality golf courses to challenge every standard of golfer.
This 6055 yard par 70 course is in the heart of the capital adjacent to Murrayfield Stadium. This fantastic municipal course will suit golfers of varying levels. Open daily including weekends. Tel: 0131 337 1096 www.golfingedinburgh.com
A mature, well wooded course with stunning views over the Firth of Forth.
Only 3 miles north of the city centre this 18 hole, par 71, 6,407 yard course has a quite idyllic setting. Trolley and buggy hire are available as is a putting green and pro shop. The clubhouse offers a full bar and restaurant, all facilities are open to non-members. Tel: 0131 336 2006
Tower Farm Riding Stables at 85 Liberton Drive are fully approved by the British Horse Society. Located at the foot of the beautiful Braid Hills the centre offers tuition and hacking with scenic views and no roadwork. All instructors are fully qualified in teaching all ages and abilities, group bookings welcome.
Tel:0131 664 3375