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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Address: 32 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QB , Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 225 1188
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Military musical spectacular filled with talented performers, pipes...
Military musical spectacular filled with talented performers, pipes, drums, and visual lights and fireworks.
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Scottish Highlands Day Trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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MUSIC, POMP, TRADITON, ALL IN AN HISTORICAL SETTING OF EDINBURG CASTLE

Have seen this event several times. LOVE IT more each time. Well worth the price and a display that you will remember for a lifetime. MUST book ahead. Anticipate the crowd and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Have seen this event several times. LOVE IT more each time. Well worth the price and a display that you will remember for a lifetime. MUST book ahead. Anticipate the crowd and remember that the sun sets in the West when viewing. It can rain so be prepared, but don't let it ruin your experience. Edinburg Castle is the perfect... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I loved this show. Comprises, history, music, discipline, amusement, August is the month, if you plan to visit Edingburgh on this month, make sure you book early, and is worth it.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a great experience and such a wonderful performance by all the performers, be prepared for rain, watch for the sun in your eyes for a while if your in seats facing the west. I would have liked it to be a bit longer than it was and would have liked to see more bagpipers playing. Only one exit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

1) Price - I paid about $150 USD, and sat at the furthest section in the back. Note that since Scotland's weather is a bit muggy, it was raining in the summertime. 2) Edinburgh Castle - This relic is almost 1,000 years old, and it's amazing compared to the cosmopolitan areas 3) Music - I'm a big fan of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The show is amazing. One of my favorite memories of my trip to Scotland. Its without a doubt a must see if you're visiting when it's showing.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I'm a big fan of Scottish bagpipes and I planned this trip for a few years. It's an amazing combination of massed pipes and drums, military bands from all over the world and other shows presented by many guest countries. You will see many incredible projections on the Edinburgh Castle walls located on the back of the esplanade. Simply put:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was lucky enough to stumble on the Edinburgh Military Tattoo while I was researching things to do on my first trip to the UK. It was incredible on how orderly the change (of patrons) from the first to the second show was. The show was incredible, it was one of the highlights of the entire trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

book early its always sold out. best do the evening show wrap up warm Edinburgh is a cold city and sometimes wet. nobody does military better and on the Esplanade in front of the castle it is spectacular.......do not miss this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has been happening since 1950 as part of the Edinburgh festival (a collection of several festivals). No where else in the UK is there such a spectacular setting for such an event as the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. With the background of the Castle and the massed pipes and drums of the Royal Regiment of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

a must for the tourist (if you can get a ticket !) well worth a visit .the sound of a full esplanade of pipe bands is unforgettable. steep seating areas .not a lot of room. not sure if appreciated by youngsters. make sure you have a windcheater and waterproof.(and a hat) forget taking a car .take the bus and enjoy... More 

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Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.