How to get to Easter Road
Easter Road stadium is on the eastern side of Edinburgh, in the Leith area. It’s a half-hour walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station or 20 minutes by bus. A taxi will get you there in under 10 minutes, however. To walk, head out of the station onto East Market Street, turn left onto Canongate, then when you reach the Scottish Parliament building, turn left onto Abbeyhill, which becomes Easter Road. Finally, turn right onto Albion Road, and you’re there.
Wherever you are in England, Scotland or Wales, you can reach Edinburgh and travel in comfort.
What to do at Easter Road
Easter Road is where Hibernian FC plays all the home matches; away supporters enter at the south entrance. Hibs have the stadium more or less to themselves, although sometimes other sports take place there, and it even hosted an Elton John concert in 2005.
About Easter Road
Hibernian FC started out playing on the Hibernian Park in Easter Road in 1880, and what would become the stadium itself was first played at in 1893, and over the following decades new stands were built to accommodate a growing number of fans, culminating in its record attendance of almost 66,000 in 1950 (the local derby against Hearts). Now the stadium is all-seater, its capacity is just over 20,000. Hibernian FC is also known as Hibs, Hibees or The Cabbage (after cabbage and ribs).
Concerts at Easter Road
As the fifth largest football stadium in Scotland, Easter Road is a great venue for watching any kind of entertainment. It has previously played host to Elton John in 2005 and more recently welcomed the cast of the West End show, ‘An Evening of Queen’.
When heading to gigs at Easter Road, it’s worth bearing in mind that the closest train station is around a 30-minute walk from the stadium, so bring comfortable shoes and be sure to allow plenty of time. While it’s a slightly longer walk than some other venues, during busy periods such as evenings of entertainment, train travel is still a convenient way of getting to concerts at Easter Road Stadium.