The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

With the world famous Edinburgh Castle as their backdrop, the four corners of the globe will meet; making the 2018 Tattoo (3-25 August) as spectacular as ever.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

About The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

3rd Aug 2018 to 25th Aug 2018
Monday to Friday at 9.00pm and on Saturday at 7.30pm and 10.30pm. There is no performance on Sunday.
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG
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Taking place on the esplanade of Edinburgh's iconic Castle, expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance.

We celebrate 'The Sky's the Limit', embracing Scotland's Year of Young People with colourful performers joining us from across the globe.

With Switzerland's Top Secret Drum Corps, The Central Band of the Czech Armed Forces and the Royal Air Force as they mark their 100th Anniversary, the 2018 Tattoo is sure to fly high.

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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