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.

2019's theme, Kaleidoscope, is designed to showcase the brilliant uniforms, costumes and formations for which the Edinburgh Tattoo is famous.

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.

In 2020 the Tattoo will take place from 7-29 August (its 70th year). Tickets go on sale at 10am on 2 December 2019.

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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