The British Isles are home not just to The Gentleman’s Game of Cricket but also to a range of internationally popular sports…so let’s take a look at the most famous of these stadia, fields, courts and pitches and see where you can stay nearby in order to make the most of spectating at them, or if you're lucky enough, playing on them.
Being from Sweden and therefore only having our crazy Viking celebrations such as eating loads of pickled herring, dancing around the Midsummer pole and having a daily Fika at 4pm, I have to say that I am still very much a foreigner to some of the traditional UK celebrations such as the upcoming Burn's Night and Supper!
The Edinburgh Festival gets top billing when it hits town every August for a month of summer madness but the city gets very crowded and it can be difficult to find somewhere to stay. If you plan your visit to Edinburgh during the rest of the year there's still plenty to on offer in this charming city and you can enjoy the sights without all the crowds.
Even though I’m from the Southern Hemisphere and a tiny, wee bit scared of temperatures below freezing, I still love Scotland (YES, even in Winter!) and go as often as I can. So when I recently got invited to a Burns Supper in Edinburgh with friends, I naturally jumped at the chance.
Our intrepid reporter Marietjie (@MarietjiePAS) is out and about in Edinburgh this weekend to celebrate Burns Night, and so discussions in the office have naturally turned to all things Scottish. We've put together a little list of Scottish cities that we'd really like to visit ourselves in 2014 and the reasons why! See if you agree with us.