The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

With the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, 2020 sees The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrate its 70th anniversary with ‘The Platinum Edition’.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

About The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

7th Aug 2020 to 29th Aug 2020
Various times - See events website for details
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG
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This year the Edinburgh Tattoo will be celebrating its 70th anniversary with ‘The Platinum Edition’.

The Edinburgh Tattoo is a spectacular like no other. A kaleidoscope of music, dance and entertainment. All set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. See your evening burst into life with a colourful blend of Scottish pipe and drum bands, highland dancers and performers from across the world.

Bigger, better and more technically thrilling than ever before. A unique mix of military tradition and global cultures. This really is an experience for the senses.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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