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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • The event has taken place every summer for over sixty years
  • Features British and international military bands
  • The first Edinburgh Tattoo took place in 1950
  • Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle
  • A great family event!
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Breaks

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an incredible global display of culture and music set against the majestic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Since it first took place in 1950 over 12 million people have travelled to Edinburgh to see the spectacular that is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the Tattoo has an electric atmosphere, buzzing with visitors from across the globe all there to take part in this momentous event. The Edinburgh Tattoo features the world-famous Massed Pipes and Drums, and in a moment of calm the event closes with the haunting presence of the Lone Piper on the Castle ramparts.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Highlights

  • It hosts an audience of over 200,000 people each year
  • 100 million television viewers watch the cultural spectacle each year
  • Enjoy a wonderful musical events set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

What Makes it Super

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo brings together a rich variety of cultures and heritage from across the globe, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo showcases impressive military precision, striking music and a whole host of entertainment - great fun for the whole family!

See the seating plan for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in images. Image credits - ┬ęThe Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

In 2018, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo special theme is 'The Sky's the Limit'. Embracing Scotland's Year of Young People, the Tattoo will feature a colourful cast of performers from across the globe.

The Royal Air Force marks their 100th anniversary and also confirmed are Switzerland's Top Secret Drum Corps and The Central Band of the Czech Armed Forces.


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