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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

32 Market St., Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 1QB, UK

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    5 Aug 24, 2013

    this is the main reason to come to Edinburgh. Thank you for so much traditional feelings....i will be back as i hope every year. thanks to my love one who took me with him the first time, 5 years ago....

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    5 Aug 15, 2013

    Great show which changes every year. It's not just Scottish acts and bagpipes either. This year they had groups from Korea, Mongolia, Mexico and New Zealand (the Kiwis were a favorite!). There was music, dancing and even stunt motocycle racing! Oh and the whole show ends in fireworks. Beautifully done and well worth it. The seats facing the castle are the best and I found that you could get them cheaper if you got the sections right at the corners.

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    Jenny Simmons
    5 May 07, 2013

    If you will be in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival in August, and I HIGHLY recommend that you are, the Tattoo cannot and should not be missed. Be sure to buy tickets early as it sells out very quickly (usually by June or so), but sometimes last minute tickets can be find so be sure to check anyway! The show is different every year and on Saturdays includes a fireworks display. With the backdrop of the castle, international military bands, and the incredible atmosphere this is something you will never forget and a more quintessential scottish experience is not possible. Just be sure to brush up on the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne as you will be expected to sing a long at the end!

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    Yen Phan @GogobotOahu
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    5 Mar 12, 2013

    What a great show and performance by some of the world's best military bands. Some of the countries represented were Norway, Canada, USA, Australia, England, and Scotland, just to name a few. Performances ranged from bands playing traditional songs, popular Disney song, dancing, projections on the Castle, the Jubilee Crown, and fireworks. It was a wonderful show and very entertaining to see.

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    GiEui Choi
    4 Nov 17, 2012

    very fantastic parade at Edinburgh castle in summer season. Please keep blanket.

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    Robert Worden
    5 Jul 22, 2012

    Go during the Tattoo. There will be at least one festival, people from all over the world, entertainment for free and then the Tattoo is fantastic. Make your you get a DVD and play it several times a year to remember this delightful event. Then make your plans for a return trip.

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    Mikki Hall
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    I had wanted to go for years & when I got the chance it was even better than I thought. I had watched it so many times on TV but it is even better being there. The atmosphere make it so much better & being with people who enjoy the tattoo makes it so special.

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    Christine Ross
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    This experience is not one to miss. Listening to the bagpipes with the looming castle as a backdrop is enough to send chills down your spine.

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    F1Richie
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    If you are going to Edinburgh during festival season make sure you book tickets for the Tattoo.

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    Warren Darlington
    5 Jul 22, 2013

    was by far the best part of visit attending military tattoo in 1987, was spectacular

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