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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

32 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QB , Scotland
+44 131 225 1188
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Ranked #1 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
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Type: Performances
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Military musical spectacular filled with talented performers, pipes, drums, and visual lights and fireworks.
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Wow, brilliant. I've been saying for years we would go, so this year I booked it. There were 9 of us sat on soggy seats, praying that the rain wouldn't fall during the show and it didn't. All I can say is Amazing. Many many thanks for a superb night and some unforgettable family memories.

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Lake Ozark, MO
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

didn't know what to expect but this exceeded anything we could have imagined. One complaint not enough bagpipe music we were not ready for it to end as the pipes and drums needed to play more!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We were there on 2nd August at the last showing at half past ten and it was great the rain had gone and the seats were all full. We have seen it lots of times on the telly and have been there years ago but we really enjoyed it as it is fantastic to be there and experience it first... More

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Terni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing! The scenery with the castle in the background is impressive enough but they improve it with a great use of lights. All the musicians are really good and every time the pipes and drums arrive to play their songs it's emotional. The tickets cost quite a bit of money but it's worth to spend more money on a decent... More

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you ever have the opportunity to see one of these, you must. This was my second & it never fails to wow me at every turn. They are colorful, entertaining & just enjoyable. Fortunately the weather was nice & the rain held off so we could enjoy every minute of it. It still amazes me that you have pipers... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We have wanted to do this for so long and were not disappointed. Fantastic atmosphere, loved the laser show on the castle and there was so much to look at - and fireworks too. Lived up to all our expectations

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barcelona
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the tattoo. The whole ambience with the castle lit up with torches and projections against the castle walls. The pipers, the zulus, the maoris etc. Most impressive is when all the "cast" come together at the end. It was brilliant. Drawback which is nobody's falt I had a man of (not joking) about 130 kilos beside me... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We went to the festival and managed to buy some last minute tickets for the Tattoo. It was very enjoyable and well worth the ticket money ( £37.50 each ). The lighting effects on the castle and the fireworks were wonderful. A great spectacle throughout - but go suitably dressed. It can be cold in the stands as they are... More

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Mundelein, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you are there in August, it is a must-see. Buy your tickets ahead of time as there are long lines in the AM! Fun, entertaining and educational all at the base of the Castle at dusk. Celebrate with 18,000 others!

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

it was our first time at the Tattoo this year and what an awesome experience. Seeing the castle all lit up with different flags and images was lovely to see. One thing I would recommend is wrapping up warm, we were at the 10.30pm showing and sitting in row Z so it was rather chilly. Unfortunately the extended fireworks display... More

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