Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Where: Edinburgh at the Castle Esplanade
When: August - not Sundays
Time: Weekdays 9pm, Saturdays 7.30pm & 10pm


Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a spectaular annual event lasting three weeks with performances daily except Sundays.  It’s been ever-growing  since it began over 60 years ago.Expect massed bands, dancers and performers from all over the world, pipers, drums, and Scottish Regiments. It even gets televised – but you don’t get the atmosphere at home! It’s very popular with tourists and each performance lasts an hour-and-a-half.

Helpful Hints

In 2017 it takes  place over Friday 4th August to Saturday 26th August. Each performance lasts 90 minutes but starting times vary according to day – after the first night which starts at 8.30, weekdays are at 9pm, Saturdays at both 7.30 and 1o.30. No performance on Sundays. Ticket prices are on the website (link below).

If you like fireworks, try to go on a Saturday to the late performance.

Click here for the event website : http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/

Photo by Maedi.

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