Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh is where the Scottish rugby team play international fixtures and the capital has two major Scottish football teams, Hibernian and Hearts of Midlothian. 

Around Edinburgh, there are many sporting venues: multiple golf courses, beaches for watersports, a wilderness playground on its doorstep, and one of the longest dry ski slopes in Europe, among other things.

The compact layout of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town and medieval Old Town also lend it well to active travel - walking, running, and cycling.