Edinburgh Military Tattoo
By Viator, July 2015
Set in the dramatic floodlit grounds of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is always one of the most memorable shows of the season, with thousands of musicians, pipers, drummers, singers and dancers performing along the cobbled esplanade, beneath a dazzling explosion of fireworks. Broadcast on television stations worldwide, the Tattoo aims to showcase military arts from around the globe, but local troops pull out all the stops to fly the flag for Scotland. Parades of kilted Massed Pipes and Drums and the Massed Military Bands represent the Scottish regiments, while the evening culminates in a military fly-past and the haunting solo of the Lone Piper, spot-lit atop the castle ramparts.
Largely agreed to be the ‘most spectacular show on earth’, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Festival is a undeniable highlight of the capital’s festival season but tickets always sell out early, so be sure to snag your seats in advance or combine it with a guided tour of Scotland’s highlights.
Tours & Tickets
Tour the Scottish Highlands on a day trip from Edinburgh, and then watch the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at night. Capturing the essence of ... Read more
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)