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Edinburgh Tattoo

edinburgh tattooEvery August, Edinburgh turns into festival city, and one of the most popular festive celebrations is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Annually, over 200, 000 people visit the Tattoo, set on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, to show their support for one of the most well-known and historic of Edinburgh’s Festivals.

The Edinburgh Tattoo officially began in 1950, with only eight events on the programme. Today, the Edinburgh Tattoo has turned into an enormous international event that showcases the best in Scottish and global talent. It is estimated that 30 per cent of the Edinburgh Tattoo’s audience is from Scotland, with another 35 per cent from the UK. For many people, the highlight of the Edinburgh Tattoo is the massed pipes and drums provided by regiments from both the British Army and global armies with Scottish links. While the Edinburgh Tattoo sells out months in advance every year, the 2005 Tattoo proved especially popular. Freedom of the City

Edinburgh can be an expensive city, especially during Festival season. Now in its 20th year, the Edinburgh Doors Open day provides visitors with an opportunity to visit many sites that are not open to the public, but are of great public interest. Last year Royal Bank of Scotland offered their new Edinburgh HQ at Gogarburn. Free entry to the Castle, Zoo, Botanic Gardens, Holyrood Palace, Abbeys and Trinity House Maritime Museum.

Edinburgh Tattoo

A growing number of Edinburgh attractions are celebrating the Patron saint’s day with a freebie.

Top attractions like the Castle (£14)and the Zoo (£11.50) throw their doors open for free, in celebration of the national spirit.

Latest details available from Historic Scotland.

Money Saver Options (Not Free, but great value)

Tattoo Tickets

One example of this is Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Tickets available from the Tattoo ticket office.

Edinburgh City Council organise a wonderful Festival party on The Meadows, a large urban park near the city centre. Known locally as “Fringe Sunday” the festival is an open air carnival featuring pipe bands, musicians, troubadours. All day long festival performers play host to 200,000 revellers.

A fantastic opportunity to experience the Edinburgh festival in microcosm.

Edinburgh Pass

This pass opens the doors to over 40 top attractions around Edinburgh and the Lothians. If using public transport, be aware of journey times and frequency of services.

For instance, it is quite possible to spend a whole day at Edinburgh Zoo. Military Tattoo based on the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade at night allows the lighting to show up the national dress of the visiting acts. Finishing with the lone Piper on the Castle.

If Europe or Great Britain is high on your list of vacation destinations, consider Edinburgh Vacations. The city of Edinburgh, Scotland, is located on the East Coast of the Scotland. Edinburgh is the second most visited destination in Great Britain. Only London exceeds Edinburgh in visitors per year.

Edinburgh vacations can offer so much to so many. The capital city of Scotland since the fourteen hundred’s, Edinburgh’s buildings, museums and libraries has many an important story to tell.

Edinburgh Tattoo

Among the medieval buildings of the Old Town, the chief attraction is the famous Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Vacations in August allow the traveler to experience the Edinburgh Festival. This four week long annual event is actually an amalgam of several festivals. Among these are the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a world famous exhibition by military drill teams and bands from various branches of the British Armed Services, as well as guest units from other parts of Europe and even Africa. The Edinburgh Tattoo dates back to 1950 but has become synonymous with the Edinburgh Festival to many people living in the British Isles.

Edinburgh International Film Festival is the oldest continually running film festival in the world. And for the fans of live theater, the Edinburgh Fringe is the largest Festival for the Performing Arts around.

Even if Edinburgh proper is not your cup of tea, the city is nestled in lush agricultural center of Scotland. So consider Edinburgh when planning your next vacation or holiday.


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