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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
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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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Took my elderly father to the tattoo for the first time after watching it on television for many many years. Well worth the visit. The organisers were very accommodating for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Allison S
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my elderly father to the tattoo for the first time after watching it on television for many many years. Well worth the visit. The organisers were very accommodating for someone who is wheelchair bound. The show was spectacular and quite emotional. So many people there from all different countries of the world. Only downside was the weather - luckily... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Edinburgh Tattoo is a a one of a kind event. Very cool, I can't think of anything like it--I guess my closest comparison would be Super Bowl Halftime with Bag Pipes--And More--how's that sound? It's a true spectacle with people recognized from throughout the world ("let's hear it from our friends from France", "China, India, Ireland, the United States,... More 

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Thank srmcel1
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to the Tattoo 4 times now - it's always an excellent show. Definitely worth booking well in advance. One of the highlights of the festival!

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Thank Polka8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a local family we thought it was time to visit one of the best attractions that the world has ever seen. We were not disappointed. .10/10..fantastic. .amazing. .etc Well worth the wait... Going back this year is a must

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Thank weeman25
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a spectacular show with a huge sense of pride. This is the place for you. A truly international show from all over the world. 8 to 80, you will love it. Wrap up warm and take a poncho. It does rain on occasions in Scotland. If you are worried about security, don't. The place is checked during,... More 

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Thank PaulYeoman
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been to several tattoos with the coach firm over the years and each one is very different between the music, the displays, lone piper and fireworks very entertaining seating has improved over the year compared to my first visit, i would suggest by a poncho in one of the shops, even if it is dry forecast just in case, space... More 

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Thank saavikiam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is something that everyone must do! This sets the hairs standing on the back of your neck. It's a goose bump experience. Really hard to describe its just simply an must do. If your luck enough to see the fire works it's a double bonus. Totally amazing. Just do it!!

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Thank Stewartfraser
San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Tattoo in Norfolk, Virginia, which some of the Scottish players come to as well... However, nothing and I mean nothing can beat the original here in Scotland! The event takes place in the (courtyard) of the Edinburgh Castle, right off the Royal Mile; however there are seats assigned to you when you buy tickets. Get... More 

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Thank sharkeygrad2014
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a treat and totally worth the cost. Get cheap seats because it is easy to see everything. However since it takes place at night wear warm clothes. The night we went it was very cold and a little wet from rain before the event. The production is so unique and takes you around the world and to... More 

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Thank Daniel B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been twice previously to the Royal military Tattoo and on both occasions it was outstanding. There were so many changes every year which made it even better. People from all around the world are participating and this opens the gateway for people from all around the world to come to Edinburgh and watch this spectacular event.

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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.
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