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Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Address: Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Castle Hill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG
Operated by: Independent
Showpadding-top: -20px;: First Saturday to Fourth Saturday of August 
Monday to Friday 9 pm, Saturday 7.30 pm and 10.30 pm (with fireworks) 
No show on Sundays
Admission: From £ 25 per person (prices vary depending on the show time and seat that you get) – check website
Parking: No. Nearest car park is Castle Terrace. We recommend to come well in advance to find a parking place as close to the Castle as possible
Languages: English
Accessibility: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Shop: No
Cafe/Restaurant: No

Edinburgh Military Tattoo has become a world famous event since its inception in 1950. The 2 hour show features an entertaining mix of Bagpipers, Marching Bands, amazing military displays and mock battles with soldiers descending from the castle ramparts. 

The whole event takes place on the esplanade in front of the castle which is a very striking venue, but even in August it can be a bit exposed so take something warm to wear. 

Edinburgh Military Tattoo is extremely popular and is quickly sold-out. Tickets are available for sale in early December, so book your tickets as early as possible. We strongly recommend this event as it is a great spectacle with humour, drama and pride. The sight and sound of the massed pipe bands at the end of the night is a moving experience.

Edinburgh Tattoo pipers

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