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MRSC Travel Guide | Champions Cup Quarter-Final

28th March 2019 By The Editor

Munster supporters will travel in their thousands to Edinburgh.

Munster supporters will travel in their thousands to Edinburgh.

The Munster Rugby Supporters Club have kindly provided a travel guide for the thousands of Munster supporters travelling to Edinburgh for Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final (12.45pm).

The Munster Rugby Supporters Club have kindly provided a travel guide for the thousands of Munster supporters travelling to Edinburgh for Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final (12.45pm).

Check out all the info below.

MRSC Travel Guide For Munster Supporters In Edinburgh

This weekend we will take to land, air and sea as we once again adorn the red of our Province and march towards Edinburgh; one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

From the Old Town’s picturesque jumble of medieval buildings piled high along the Royal Mile to the modern new town we could think of no better venue for the quarter-final tussle against a resurgent Edinburgh.

Welcome the team to Murrayfield

The Munster squad will be arriving at the ground on Saturday morning at around 11am.

Getting to the ground

Murrayfield is easily accessible by bus, tram and foot from Princes Street. It is three stops west of the Princes Street tram stop; served by Lothian buses 12, 22, 26 and 31; or about a 40-minute walk.

Murrayfield is a 67,000-seater stadium and sales for our game are sitting well above 30,000 tickets.

This is why it is essential to wear red, bring extra flags if you have them and be prepared to have a sore throat as we create an amazing red army atmosphere to support the team in such a large stadium.

You can find all the info you need for directions here.

Entering the ground

Gates open at 10.45am with a 12.45pm kick-off time. Transport to the ground will be busy so supporters are advised to allow extra time to get to the ground. Only bags which can comfortably fit under your seat will be permitted into the stadium.

Top three places to visit

Edinburgh Castle: At the top of the Royal Mile, this imposing fortress is an active military installation and a fascinating visit for learning about the History of Edinburgh and Scotland.

Holyrood Palace: The other end of the Royal Mile is the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood House. A great visit to find out more about both modern and olden times Scotland.

Mary King’s Close: In the middle of the Royal Mile (but underneath the Royal Exchange) is an old bricked-up street named Mary King’s Close, where visitors can enter and explore the 17th century tenements. Learn what it was like to live in Scotland’s 17th century tenements.

Going out

Starting from Malone’s, walking east up the Grass market, and under George IV Bridge onto the Cow gate you will pass dozens of bars (including several Irish pubs), taverns and clubs which are usually busy and offer a fantastic atmosphere, a generous helping of live music and sufficient chip shops to keep you fed and watered.

Fine dining

For more refined dining, we recommended you consider heading north of Prince’s Street and to explore the lanes around Rose St, George St and Hill St where you will find a good blend of cheap and cheerful eateries and haute cuisine establishments.

MRSC Meeting Point

We have connected with a number of popular bars and night venues is that we have used before to host the gathering of the Red Army.

There will be a 10% discount on all Guinness products in the following bars: (All of these bars have terrific food menus)

MRSC meeting designated meeting point – Dropkick Murphy’s – 7 Merchant St, Edinburgh EH1 2QD (Late night venue & Live Music – BBQ food across the weekend)

Ryan’s Bar; 2-4 Hope St, Edinburgh EH2 4DB

City Cafe; 19 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR

Tiles Bar; 1 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2BD

Theatre Royal; 25-27 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA

The Golden Rule; 30 Yeam

an Pl, Edinburgh EH11 1B

The Three Sisters; 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS

Malone’s Irish Bar; 242 Morrison Street

Champions Cup Quarter-Final

Saturday, March 30: Edinburgh v Munster, Murrayfield, 12.45pm;

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