The Six Nations kicks off in early February, meaning thousands of rugby fans will descend on London, Cardiff and Edinburgh to cheer on their respective nations.
As England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy prepare to go head to head, the tournament offers an opportunity to experience exciting new cities, stadiums and culture. It’s also a unique chance to see some of the world’s best players in action as teams finalise their preparations ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in September.
Fixtures for the 2019 Six Nations are spread over 5 weekends in February and March, culminating when England host Scotland on 16 March. Discover more about the main stadiums below, including key information on how to get to each.
Renowned as the Home of English Rugby, 82,000 fans can pack into the stadium, making it the largest dedicated rugby venue in the world and the UK’s second largest behind Wembley. Celebrated for its family-friendly atmosphere on a match day, take in a stadium tour when England are not in action or visit the World Rugby Museum.
Twickenham station is around 30 minutes from London Waterloo by train, with the station roughly a 15-minute walk from the stadium.
Alternatively, you can take the Piccadilly Line to Hounslow Central or Hounslow East and walk for around 30 minutes, or take the District Line to Richmond before walking a similar distance.
Fixtures at Twickenham
|10 February||England v France||15.00|
|9 March||England v Italy||16.45|
|16 March||England v Scotland||17.00|
With seating for just over 67,000 fans, Murrayfield is Scotland’s largest sporting venue and is situated several kilometres to the west of Edinburgh city centre. Uncover the rich history of Scottish rugby during a stadium tour and discover all about the work that goes in to preparing the venue for international matches.
Murrayfield Stadium Tram Stop is situated directly outside the stadium and services run from numerous locations in the city, including Haymarket, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Airport –travel from the airport to the stadium takes approximately 25 minutes.
Haymarket Station is a 20-minute walk from the stadium and is on the main train line into the city.
Fixtures at Murrayfield
|2 February||Scotland v Italy||14.15|
|9 February||Scotland v Ireland||14.15|
|9 March||Scotland v Wales||14.15|
The Principality Stadium
The Principality Stadium
Initially built to hold the 1999 Rugby World Cup, the Millennium Stadium – currently known as The Principality Stadium due to sponsorship – can hold just shy of 75,000 people. The national stadium of Wales is known for its retractable roof and has held numerous high profile sporting events, including football, boxing and the Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain. Take a stadium tour to find out about the resident Harris Hawk that is kept on site to scare pigeons, and to delve in to the prestigious history of sport in Wales.
Cardiff Central station is around a 5-minute walk from the stadium and is served by a main line from London with regular train services.
Cardiff Airport is approximately 30 minutes by car from the stadium, or alternatively take a shuttle bus from the Airport to Rhoose Cardiff International train station before a 30-minute train journey to Cardiff Central station.
Fixtures at The Principality
|23 February||Wales v England||16.45|
|16 March||Wales v Ireland||14.45|