The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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The Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution, and a sellout year after year after year. Music, dance and precision display with the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Massed Military Bands, cultural troupes, singers and the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. 

What makes it special?

  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrates musicians and performers from all around the world and opens Scotland’s arms to welcome spectators from near and far to join in the fun.
  • With changing yearly themes, each Tattoo is different from the previous one. Past themes have included concepts such as Scotland’s homecoming, creativity and nature.
  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is dedicated to putting on a spectacular performance each and every year with an annual audience of around 220,000. In addition, around 100 million people see the Tattoo each year on international television. No Edinburgh Tattoo performance has ever been canceled so you can rest assured that you’re in for an extraordinary night that you will never forget.
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