21 July 2012

Military Tattoo - Edinburgh

Every year Edinburgh hosts one of the World's most spectacular entertainment events as The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo draws together a host of creative talent from four continents to pay sparkling tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Scotland.

The Experience

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the most spectacular shows in the world, enjoyed by an international television audience of 100 million. There is, however, no substitute for being there in person as part of the over 200,000 strong audience over its three-week season on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle who don't simply watch the show but become a part of it.

The word ‘tattoo’ comes from the closing-time cry in the inns in the Low Countries during the 17th and 18th centuries - ‘Doe den tap toe’ (‘Turn off the taps’)

As always, the emphasis is on sheer scale, colorful tradition, music, movement and spectacle with the show looking forward to delighting an international crowd with a rich story and setting.

The show is brought to an emotional and poignant close each evening as the Lone Piper, high on the castle ramparts, plays a haunting lament.

Highly recommended extravaganza of sound light and color with the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. One thousand musicians and performers from across the globe take the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle by storm every summer at the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with traditional favorites such as the Massed Pipes and Drums.

For further information and to book tickets please visit edintatto.co.uk

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