Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a world-renowned military performance event held annually in Edinburgh
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a world-renowned military performance event held annually in Edinburgh, Scotland. It has a rich history dating back to 1950. It was initially conceived to showcase the skills and talents of military musicians and performers from Scotland and around the world. Since then, it has become one of the most iconic and popular events in Edinburgh's cultural calendar.

The Tattoo takes place on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress that offers a breathtaking backdrop for the performances. The castle's elevated position provides excellent views of the city's skyline, making it an ideal location for the event.

The Tattoo features a variety of performances by military bands, bagpipers, drummers, and dancers from different nations. These include the massed pipes and drums, precision marching, traditional music, and innovative choreography. The event often showcases a mix of military precision, cultural displays, and contemporary performances.

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Getting to Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by train

The nearest train station to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo venue at Edinburgh Castle is Edinburgh Waverley Station. It is the main train station in the city and is conveniently located within walking distance of the castle.

Transport connections near to Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Waverley Transport: Trains 0.8 km
Haymarket (Edinburgh) Transport: Trains 1.2 km
Slateford Transport: Trains 3.6 km

Visitor information table

AddressEdinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dates August

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