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Edinburgh Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is held each Summer in the grounds of the beautiful and brooding Edinburgh Castle.

It truly is a wonderful showcase for the pomp and ceremony of massed pipe and drum bands, military displays, dance troupes and other entertainers, And, of course, who can forget the eerie and haunting Lone Piper…

In recent times such themes as Nature and Creativity have inspired the participants, and, although the event is archetypally Scottish, the international depth of the Tattoo cannot be understated. It can be viewed on television screen in more than 30 countries with an annual audience of 100 million watching throughout the world. Over 46 countries have been represented at past tattoos, with around 30% of each year’s participants being from overseas.

How wonderful it is to watch this spectacular event on the television, but why not try to make it in person this year, to soak up the atmosphere of the castle, the entertainers and the enthusiastic spectators?

Edinburgh Tattoo's website can be found at:

Where to stay for the Edinburgh Tattoo

Tickets to the Tattoo do need early booking, so why not book your accommodation within Edinburgh with us at the same time? We can offer a wide choice of hotel or self-catering based accommodation within the city centre itself, but we also encourage you to consider taking a break outside of the busy city to stay on the quieter outskirts. Perhaps take in one or two of Edinburgh’s museums or explore the surrounding countryside. Do take a look below for more information and some inspirational ideas.

Accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre

  • Edinburgh   (1.0 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
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    Summer Edinburgh Festival Break £50 offer
    Spacious second floor apartment in Edinburgh with castle views and period features. WiFi included and on-street parking adjacent. Amenities nearby and shared gardens. Sleeps 1-6.
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  • Edinburgh   (1.0 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
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    SUMMER Edinburgh FESTIVAL BREAK. £50 off (Min 5 nights)
    Ground floor apartment in Edinburgh just minutes from restaurants and amenities. Walking distance from the Royal Mile with WiFi. Short and long stays welcome. Sleeps 4.
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  • Edinburgh   (1.7 miles from the centre of Edinburgh)
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    £65
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    Classic early Victorian Edinburgh guest house with luxury modern rooms. City centre 5 minutes. Views of Arthur's Seat. In-room WiFi, free parking & Full Scottish Breakfasts.
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