In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed Edinburgh Castle with immediate effect.

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In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed Edinburgh Castle with immediate effect.

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The tattoo taking place on the esplanade at the castle ©The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Military Tattoo

Quite simply one of the most spectacular shows you will ever see, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a truly global spectacle.

Hosted each year on the castle esplanade it brings together musicians and performers from every part of the world for a fabulous display of international culture.

2020’s theme ‘Platinum’ will be marking the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The show will commemorate the rich maritime heritage of the Royal Navy and tie into Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.

As ever, one of the most memorable moments will come with the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper who plays against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

The Tattoo will take place from 7-29 August 2020. Tickets on sale now.

Image courtesy of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Piper in the Jacobite Room with long tables dressed for a pre-tattoo dinner

Tattoo hospitality packages

For the ultimate Tattoo experience, we offer a range of hospitality options. Enjoy fine food and the warmest of welcomes inside Edinburgh Castle before the event and watch the show from some of the best seats in the house.

It’s a superb way to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or to entertain clients and colleagues. Evenings like these aren't easily forgotten.

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