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ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO
ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place over several nights each August, coinciding with the Edinburgh Festival. It began in 1949/1950 and consists of military displays and music performed by British, Commonwealth and other nations' armed forces. The event takes place in a dramatic setting on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade at the top of Castle Hill, with audience stands erected high over the City. The Edinburgh Tattoo is seen by in excess of 200,000 people every year, with a high proportion of visitors coming from overseas. It is also televised and viewed by audiences worldwide. Tickets sell out fairly quickly. Though international in nature, there is a strong Scottish feel to the Tattoo. The traditional ending is a performance by the massed pipes and drums, the National Anthem and, finally, a floodlit lone piper playing a lament.

Region:
Location/Address: Tattoo Office
1-3 Cockburn Street
Edinburgh
County: Lothian
Post Code: EH1 1QB
Main Historic Period: Modern
Useful Website Address: Official Edinburgh Tattoo website
Tip/Nearby: Held at Edinburgh Castle
Primary Management: Military
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