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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Johnston Terrace | Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh EH1 1QB, Scotland
+44 131 225 1188
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Scottish Highlands Day Trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo
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Johnston Terrace | Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh EH1 1QB, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 1188
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the best shows in the Edinburgh Festival if not the best what a spectical, not to be missed everyone should go at least once, book as soon as tickets go on sale Enjoy Every year is different as it involves people...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed yesterday

This review is based on the 2016 show, the 2017 show will come in August. My wife and I have been several times over a period of years, Considering not only the widely available TV recording but also a world-wide success of the Tattoo (after...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed yesterday

this is the most spectacular event you will ever see in your lifetime,if you can get a ticket its a must see.

Thank meerkatdave
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with my parents from Australia and it was one of the highlights of their trip. Had my miserable wife there at the time and even that didn't dampen the spirit of the tattoo, simply awesome.

Thank Damyan W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It will be the best thing you will ever see if you don't go you will kick your self every one should go

Thank Douglas M
Reviewed yesterday

U can never come to Edinburgh during the festival and not see the tattoo. Sitting up in the asplanade looking down on all the regiments and artist is outstanding. But u r in Scotland so remember b prepared for the weather, wee folding umbrella a...More

Thank maureen1949
Reviewed yesterday

This is a very moving experience and attended by people from all over the world. The guset artists also come from all over and the experience is one of friendship from across the globe. Our friends from America got rather wet so do prepare for...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed yesterday

This is THE premier event in Edinburgh during the festival...tickets sell out almost as soon as they go on sale...a fantastic night with massed pipe bands and specialist groups from all over the world......a MUST SEE....

Thank keith m
Reviewed yesterday

On every August. World famous. A must see if you are in edinburgh. the whole of August is taken up of shows. COMEDIANS,SINGERS ACTORS,STREET SHOWS AS WELL AS MANY IN SIDE.once in a life time.Not to be missed

Thank david l
Reviewed yesterday

In my 71 years I have been to THE TATTOO 8 times. I reckon that this is reasonable and enough. Every time I have been I thoroughly enjoyed it, even in some evil weather, although on the one occasion that I went in successive years...More

Thank George R
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
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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Melissa H
I just confirmed tickets to the Tattoo for August 14. I will be travelling with my 14 year old daughter. She asked the all-important question: "What do we wear?" Honestly, I didn't think about it.... I just returned home from Scotland about 2 weeks ago, and understand the weather is a bit unpredictable, and wasn't sure how the summer weather would be. We're Chicagoans, so we are used to the cold and wind, but our summers are incredibly hot and humid, and we aren't exactly sure what to expect in Edinburgh. Also, is the Tattoo a formal event? In asking this, I mean, is it expected that ladies wear dressier attire (no blue jeans, t-shirts or other casual wear)? Does anyone have any recommendations? Or, if you have been, what did you wear? Just wondering, as we do not want to be disrespectful or look like total idiots. Thanks in advance!! Melissa
7 April 2017|
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Response from EdinTattoo | Property representative |
Hi Melissa, thank you for getting in touch. Although the Tattoo takes place in the summer, it can get a little chilly when the sun goes down so we do ask that guests dress accordingly. Unless you have a ticket for a dinner... More
Are seats better in higher or lower sections. Looking at sections 6,7,10 or 11.
30 March 2017|
Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
I prefer the higher sections. I enjoy a wide view of the show and fireworks.
My parents and I would like to see the military tattoo in August. Which section would be the best seat to watch? Should we also book the fireworks? Thank you!
26 February 2017|
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Response from EdinTattoo | Property representative |
Hi there. I would recommend you get in touch with our Box Office. Tickets are limited availability and they will be able to offer you advice on the best seats depending on which night you are attending. They can be... More