Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Tattoo is a global gathering that brings together performers from 48 different countries and visitors from all over the world, taking place at the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. The event is televised each year and provides a platform for military performers and musicians alike to show off their talent to the world.
The Tattoo takes place on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, as it does every year, and the castle turns into a backdrop for performers from across the globe. You wouldn’t think that it was Edinburgh Castle upon first view as it transforms into an incredible arena to showcase the world’s military talent.
The easiest way to get to the Tattoo is to walk or get a bus or taxi to the Royal Mile and walk to Edinburgh Castle from there. If you already have your tickets then you can head straight to the venue.
The top of the Royal Mile as you approach the castle is closed off to traffic during the August festivals to help the flow of the many people on the streets.
If you need to pick up your tickets and merchandise then visit the Tattoo Office at 1-3 Cockburn Street and from there, head along North Bank Street, onto Bank Street and then up the Royal Mile to the castle.
Ticket prices vary from £25 to £480, although the average price is around £80. Tickets can be purchased online at Etickets or by calling 0131 225 1188 and collecting them.
This Year’s Theme
The theme for this year’s Tattoo is The Sky’s The Limit - in celebration of the Royal Air Force celebrating its 100th birthday.
The festival will also embrace the Year of Young People 2018 with young, energetic, military performers doing their thing on the Castle Esplanade.