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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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The Edinburgh Military tattoo is an annual series of Military tattoos performed at the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands and display teams. This is held during the month of August...more
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Johnston Terrace | Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh EH1 1QB, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 1188
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been to two military tattoo festivals about 25 years apart. My experience is the festivals probably get better every year. It is an inspirational display of marching band precision which is worth the chilly weather conditions you will have to endure.As the saying...More

Thank WorldPartner
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is an annual event NOT TO BE MISSED when visiting Edinburgh during August. Every year has a new theme as well as performers from around the Globe, Exciting, Thrilling, Amazing are just some of the words to describe this event. A word of caution....dont...More

Thank Philippines1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even my finicky kids agreed that the Edinburgh Tattoo was amazing. The music, the pageantry, the experience of hearing bagpipes on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle- This is quintessential Scotland (though not the Highlands- that is something different) Insiders tip? Queue early- Like very early....More

2  Thank Kathie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must have beeing there! I’m speachless! Want to go back and experience the amazing music, dancing, light show....... love everything about it😊. Well organized que system and easy to find our seets. Totally 💯

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see annual event. I watched the program on TV on Britbox. I live in California. We both plan to see it in person one day.

Thank S7409DDpauls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This show will give you tingles down spine and an experience you won't forget. Tickets are overpriced but it won't disappoint. Downside it could be raining so take waterproofs and warm blanket to cosy up. Best venue in Scotland!

Thank sunshineandsunsets14
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been years since I'd been to the Edinburgh Tattoo & I found it even better this time , full of culture , colour , & vitality, I can only applaud the organisers & participants for an entertaining evening .

Thank weejan54
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hesistated to purchase a VIP Package due to the price, but it was totally worth it! The dinner in the Castle with a private recital was awesome! The service was outstanding! The food was fantastic! And getting to watch the performers behind the scenes...More

2  Thank rahrahred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I attended the Royal Military Tattoo this past August 13th, 2018. It was thrilling and it was the highlight of our visit to Edinburgh. I always read the negative reviews first and I just can't understand some people

Thank drdivermel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the 2018 Edinburgh Tattoo at Cineplex. While this is definitely a substitute for the real thing, we expected to be wowed just the same. That was not to be. I felt a stirring as the massed bands entered the stadium and I was...More

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labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Response from Michal B | Reviewed this property |
The price varies based on where you sit, ranging from about £40 to quite high prices for various bundles (which include mercy, food, premium seating etc.). But for a rough idea, ours cost £60. We sat practically in the... More