Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 6 – 28 August 2021

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

6 – 28 August 2021

Edinburgh military tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

During August, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is held, featuring military displays, music, and marching.

The performances have been running since 1950 and attract daily audiences of over 8,000 people.

Performances of the tattoo are every weekday evening and usually with two performances on a Saturday.

The backdrop of the floodlit castle has made this a world-famous event, with 30 countries having broadcast the performances on TV.


Places to stay and hotel tips

Cheval Old Town Chambers - Edinburgh

Cheval Old Town Chambers is an apartment hotel with style, located in the central location in Edinburgh.

Just a 2-minute walk from the Waverley railway station and 5 minutes from Edinburgh castle.

Its apartments are luxurious and modern and with free WiFi.

They range in size, and there are the ones with a fully fitted kitchen and dining area, luxury bathrooms, and some with stunning scenic views of the city, TV and sound systems.

Its position is the best feature of this beautiful hotel, as in every moment you’re in the middle of the best restaurants, shops and bars that Edinburgh is offering.

If you want to spend your time in Edinburgh in style, spend it in the Old Town Chambers on the Royal Mile.

More Festivals in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay New Years Celebration

In recent years Edinburgh has become famous for its New Years Eve fireworks displays.

Hundreds of thousand spectators crowd into Princes Street to watch the display from the castle.

The celebration is a three days long party of spectacular events.

Bands, Shetland Vikings, choral singing in St Giles’ Cathedral, Scottish music in the Old Town, and the great fireworks at NYE.


Edinburgh Mela

Edinburgh Mela is Scotland’s biggest celebration of world music and dance.

A great culture festival with both national and international artists.


Edinburgh Festival Fringe

One of the worlds largest arts festival with thousands of performers at hundreds of stages in Edinburgh.

Shows for any taste from well-known artists to unknown names in the entertainment industry.


Edinburgh Art Festival


More about Edinburgh and what to see and do

Edinburgh castle

Edinburgh Castle

Dominating the skyline is Edinburgh Castle, built on the top of Castle Rock, an Iron Age settlement.

The Castle is Scotland’s most-visited paid tourist attraction, with over 1.2 million visitors per year.

It contains Edinburgh’s oldest building in the 12th century, St. Margaret’s chapel.

From the 17th century, it was used as an army garrison, and the British Army is still responsible for many parts.

On the south side of the castle’s east is the Royal Mile, the main street of the old town, which runs from the castle to Holyrood Palace, the official Scottish residence of the British monarchy, and open daily from 09.30.

On the northern side of the castle is Princes Street.

It’s 1.6 kilometres with many famous High Street shops and banks on its north side.

Victorian gardens is on its southern side with fantastic views of the castle.

Opening and closing time varies seasonally, so check their website for details.

More attractions

There are many attractions to visit, including the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland, situated beside the Princes Street Gardens.


Edinburgh Zoo lies to the west of the city centre.


Getting to Edinburgh

By Air

Edinburgh is the Scottish capital city, well connected with cities from Europe and cities worldwide.

Its international airport lies 12 km to the west.


There are two railway stations in the centre, with Waverley’s central station, located on Princes Street on the East Coast route from London.

Frequent trains go from London, Manchester and many other cities.

By car

There is a good network of motorways leading to the city, but parking space is very limited in the centre.

Buy a Day Bus Pass if you want to make many journeys, but there is also an excellent taxi service with the black cabs showing an orange light when available for hire.

Most tour agencies suggest walking the city, as with its charming and fantastic architecture, it’s perfect for it.

Sightseeings, Tours and more to do in Edinburgh
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