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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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Being in an arena filled with people from around the world and actually feeling the pride and history of the Scottish Military was something I have never experienced. Completely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Being in an arena filled with people from around the world and actually feeling the pride and history of the Scottish Military was something I have never experienced. Completely worth the long wait, the money, and sitting in the rain through the ceremony. I had chills the entire time. Every single performance was out of this world and people had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have been to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo a few times in the past and revisited last August. It is always a sell out and but occasionally you can check on-line for cancellations or as we did at the Tattoo shop, we were able to get a block of 3 tickets sitting together. The show itself at Edinburgh Castle is... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Attended this in August 2014 with my family. It was a very entertaining event. We went to the show in the evening and really enjoyed the spectacle of different military bands.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is always a fantastic spectacle taking place on the esplanade with the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.The colourful military bands of pipers and drummers from all parts of the globe march and play with precision and great gusto; local and visiting dancers entertain with Scottish country dancing as well as folk dances from other cultures.The castle is awash with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Just loved Edingburgh , so we had to go and see the Tattoo it was brilliant, lots of Aussies there as well it was packed out every night. Everyone loved it young and old alike .will definitely go again if we get chance to visit Scotland again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

fabulous experience. It is a definite must see. The atmosphere is mind boggling. It lifts you up. So many cultures. Just bring a cushion!

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Greater Cincinnati
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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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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.