Where to stay
Staying in the heart of Edinburgh gives you access to a wealth of affordable accommodation options from hotels to self-catered apartments. August is known as peak season for this city so it is wise to book accommodation well in advance. If you want to stay close to the action, look for hotels situated in the Old Town and Royal Mile which is located nearby Edinburgh castle.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Yearly highlights to look out for at the Tattoo include Highland dancers, military pipes, drums and interesting marching formations. The first official Royal Military Tattoo took place in 1950 with only eight items on the programme, but today it features over 1200 performers from 48 countries and has an audience of 220,000. A rendition of Auld Lang Syne led by a lone piper traditionally marks the end of the Tattoo festivities.
2017’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo runs from the 4th-26th of August, delighting visitors with twenty-four performances in total. The theme for the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a ‘Splash of Tartan’ and the show opens with the glorious sounds of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines.
Monday to Friday at 9.00pm and on Saturday at 7.30pm and 10.30pm.
There is no performance on Sunday.
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