Sport and recreation for English Language Students in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a big city and if you like sport then there is a lot you can do here.  What do you like?  Football, cricket, rugby, swimming, athletics, rock-climbing, horse-riding, tennis?  You can enjoy these and lots more!

Football, the world’s most played game, is hugely popular here. Lots of people play and/or go to watch one of the city’s two big professional teams – Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian.  You can find more about football in Edinburgh here.

Swimming, keep-fit, athletics and other energetic sports are well catered for too.  Have a look at this link for more information.

If you simply like walking, especially in beautiful countryside, then there are many places you can go in and around Edinburgh.  See this link, and also look at our ‘Trips around Scotland’ page.



The teachers make me laugh and they also make me feel that they are concerned for me, not just as a student of English but as a person too. When you are far away from home that’s very important. At the end of every week, they ask what you liked and what they can do to help you improve your English skills.
- Silvana Alvarez (Colombia)

Global School of English - Edinburgh is recognised by UKVI as a Tier 4 sponsor to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas under licence number 18EC8KTJ.