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“Edinburgh at its best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
32 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QB , Scotland (Princes Street and Gardens)
+44 131 225 1188
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Military musical spectacular filled with talented performers, pipes, drums, and visual lights and fireworks.
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“Edinburgh at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This event has bands from all over the world, but somehow just manages to bring out how proud I am to be Scottish! There must be some innate red-haired gene in us all that has the same effect, as I have never seen so many foreigners get excited about Scottish pipe music. An excellent evening out for all the family...expensive but worth it. The atmosphere is electric and there is a real friendly feeling once you get inside the castle, which is a bit like the one you get when you go for a walk in the country at the weekend...everyone says hello to each other, as if they were best friends! Word of warning: take tartan rugs, especially if your seat is up high, and some kind of rain coat or cagoule. Ok it's held in August but this IS Scotland after all! Highlight? The lone piper of course...!

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“Good evening of Pomp”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I liked the precision of performance as well as the Variety of acts on show. The price was a bit high but it is always sold out.

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“if you like uniforms....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

If you are a lady of a certain age and like men in uniforms, you'll have a great time. Other than that its a complete waste of money and an absolute snore fest.

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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

There is not much else to say in addition to the rest of the rave reviews: this is a must see. Pomp and pageantry in a fantastic setting, and the top billing during the Fringe festival. Take warm clothing, preferably waterproof, and sit back and enjoy the show! Definitely worth the ticket prices.

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“You have got to put this on your Bucket List”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Fantastic show. If you like bagpipes and marching bands you will be in heaven. This is it. The one all the other festivals copy. Only one word of heads up,,,the seats in the bleachers are very narrow...very narrow. Other than sitting sideways most of the shoe I loved it.

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