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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.
Snape maltings is a complex of shops, holiday accommodation, café and pub centred around the world famous concert hall. The buildings are mainly converted Victorian industrial buildings, originally used for the malting of barley. The venue was created by composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, singer Peter Pears, reclaiming the old buildings. A programme of music runs all year.
This is the world's most famous, and oldest, grass tennis competition. It was first held in 1877 - women were invited to join in 1884. All of the world's top-seeded players compete and, for a fortnight at the end of June and beginning of July, many people are glued to their TVs following the action. The big problem with Wimbledon fortnight, unfortunately, is often the rain...
Tickets can be obtained by ballot long in advance, or by taking a risk and queuing on the day - or by an official supplier. Check the official website for details - do not buy tickets from unofficial sources.
If you're using sat nav, you are advised to use the following post codes for navigation - SW19 5AG and SW19 5AF. However, the easiest way to travel to Wimbledon is by public transport.
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