From September 23rd-28th 2014, one of the world’s biggest golf competitions – the Ryder Cup – will be held in Gleneagles, Perthshire. Accommodation anywhere near the famous golf course is at a premium and was of course booked up a long time ago. So the question is, can you stay in Edinburgh for the Ryder Cup?
The answer is a definite yes. Edinburgh has plenty of accommodation and the park and ride access points are as little as a half hour drive from the capital.
The organisers of the competition have planned a park and ride, method to the golf course with access available from Stirling, Kinross and Perth. There are also dedicated buses being run direct from Edinburgh to Gleneagles. There will be a special train service running to Gleneagles for ticket holders.
Whether you choose car, train or bus to get to Gleneagles from Edinburgh you will pass through some of Scotland’s incredible scenery and many famous landmarks, culminating in your arrival at one of the most famous golf courses in the world.
On practise and competition days, play starts early so catching the start of proceedings may mean missing your breakfast if you’re staying in a hotel. However, if you choose to stay in a self catering apartment you’ll be able to stock up on provisions and come and go as you please at any time of the day.
Staying in Edinburgh during the Ryder Cup will also allow you to experience all that the city has to offer including galleries, museums and tourist attractions like Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh and its surroundings also has a huge selection of golf courses that welcome visitors to play. Staying here also means you have only a short journey to get to the golf giving you the best of both worlds.
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