Those who have time to explore Edinburgh will find a city that is a bright, bustling place with something for everyone.
The street layout is typical of the old quarters of many European cities, but it is particularly picturesque in Edinburgh, where the castle perches on top of a rocky crag, the remnants of a dormant volcano.
Princes Street offers the opportunity for shopping and has many bars and restaurants available offering an assortment of menus.
Currently, Edinburgh is hosting the annual Edinburgh Festival and you will see a variety of street acts and musicians taking part in this month-long exhibition.
Heart of Midlothian, or Hearts as they are also known, is based in the Gorgie area on the west side of the city. The club is located just over a mile from the centre of Edinburgh and can be easily accessed by bus, train or car...
If travelling by train from the west or north you should disembark at Haymarket Station (the last stop before Waverley Station) and proceed along Dalry Road and Gorgie Road until you reach Tynecastle Stadium.
Buses run from Haymarket/Dalry to Tynecastle frequently and include Lothian Bus numbers 1, 2, 3, 21, 25 and 33 or First Bus numbers 25, 27, 28 and 427.
There are no special parking arrangements at the Stadium and traffic wardens strictly control street parking in the immediate vicinity of the Stadium. There is some on-street parking available to the North of Tynecastle at Murrayfield Stadium and on Corstorphine Road. On-street parking is also available at the Shandon area to the South of Gorgie Road.
Tottenham Hotspur fans will be located in part of the
Roseburn Stand which is situated at the North end of the Stadium. Supporters can gain access to their section via the McLeod Street turnstiles 23 – 32.
Spurs fans are advised to remain in the west side of the city, near to the royal mile and should not use public houses or bars in the vicinity of the Stadium itself.
Flags and banners with appropriate wording will be welcomed at Tynecastle and these will be checked by the Police prior to entry. It is common and normal ground rules at football stadia in the UK and elsewhere in Europe that flags of an overtly religious/sectarian/political nature will not be permitted. Police Authorities have advised that those flags will not be allowed access and may be confiscated – please respect this request.
As always, there will be a number of THFC Stewards who will be working alongside their colleagues from Hearts. They will be easily identifiable and please feel free to speak to them if you have any problems whilst at the Stadium.
Finally, whilst we fully expect you all to enjoy everything Edinburgh has to offer, we would ask that you respect the Police Authorities at all times and follow their instructions, together with those from the Hearts Stewards based at the Stadium and our own THFC staff. Anti-social behaviour, especially drunkenness in the city centre or at Tynecastle itself will not be tolerated and fans risk arrest if they behave inappropriately.