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“Well worth it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
32 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QB , Scotland
+44 131 225 1188
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Ranked #2 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Performances
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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.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you are in Edinburgh in August it's well worth the price of the tickets to go and see the Tattoo. It's not cheap, but it's worth it as it's one of those things you'll regret not going to if you don't take the chance.

We went twice, once as a couple, once as a friend and each time it was actually slightly different. We sat opposite and far corner left fairly near the front and about 10 rows from the front and we had a great view. More central would have been perfect, but I wouldn't advise the cheaper seats nearer the castle as you'll mostly see the backs of performers.

Although it's mostly "military" performers it's not about the armed forces, more about music, light shows and entertainment. We saw bagpipers, Us Military bands playing themes from famous cartoons/movies, local dancers, Australian military singing Kylie Minogue numbers (surprisingly good) as well as historical tales.

Each year is different, so we'll definitely be back.

Visited August 2012
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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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