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.