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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Address: 32 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QB, Scotland
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Military musical spectacular filled with talented performers, pipes, drums,...

Military musical spectacular filled with talented performers, pipes, drums, and visual lights and fireworks.

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Even if it rains a bit, a real attraction for the whole family. Very impressive music and performances and light shows . This was 2014

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if it rains a bit, a real attraction for the whole family. Very impressive music and performances and light shows . This was 2014

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incomparable displays from around the world played out in moonlight under the towering walls of Edinburgh has something for everyone; music, history, dancing with speciality teams, regiments, groups rarely seen together. Unforgettable experience finishing with spectacular fireworks finale!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tattoo is a must for a visitor to Edinburgh for the first time. There are loads of military bands but there can be some surprise groups from all over the world. It is not the same every year. For myself as a local I have only been twice as a kid and again with my partner. For him it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tattoo seems to be sold out year after year. You have to be very early or lucky to get tickets. It is well organised and the new seating arrangements are much better than previous. Visitors sit very close to the activities even at the back so there's good audience participation. Bring warm weather proof clothing because the weather can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been forutnate to have attended the Edinburgh Military Tattoo over many years and have never been disappointed. Each 'show' is unique with different nationalities performing each year. I have to say though that the mass pipes and drums do it for me every year. The lone piper at the end is spinechilling and the fireworks display just spectacular.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have had the opportunity of seeing this show a few times, it is very well organised, all times the weather was dry so it may be a problem if it is raining as it is an outdoor event, the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle is stunning and the lone piper on the castle is very haunting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent show evert year at Edinburgh castle will be going again this year last years show was brilliant...different every year and worth every penny

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tattoo is a magnificent event and a must see. The months of July and August in Edinburgh are just simply spectacular. The fringe, street performers and all the shows that run for the hole month (AUGUST) are amazing. To capture every thing that Edinburgh has to over in August, you will need a least 4 days stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you do little else during Edinburgh Festival you have to go to the Tattoo, a terrific experience. I got goosebumps when the loan piper played!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent 'show' with fantastic atmosphere, only downside is the tickets are hard to come by and the quality hotels within the area sell out very early. The tattoo itself is so though provoking even for those without any military interest. It is definitely something that you must see if your lifetime, just for the unique experience. The only downside is... More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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