Edinburgh Military Tattoo Short Breaks
For 2016, Edinburgh's world-renowned Royal Military Tattoo takes place between 5th - 27th August. The Tattoo is Scotland's biggest and best-selling spectacle, attracting an international audience each year. We offer 2 and 3 night packages to the Tattoo that combine accommodation and tickets to the Tattoo. We are preparing 2016 packages which are available from December 2015. You can pre-order your packages now.
The 2016 Tattoo (5th-27th August 2016) will be the 66th extravaganza to be staged at the Scottish capital's ancient Castle - a spectacular and inspiring backcloth for this remarkable and internationally acclaimed event. With innovative production, heart-stopping sound, imaginative graphics, state-of-the-art lighting and specially commissioned fireworks, the 90-minute show is set to captivate a large cosmopolitan audience. The 66th event is dedicated to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II
The line-up of nearly 1000 performers includes hundreds of musicians, pipers, drummers, singers and dancers.
With music, colour and spectacle from home and abroad, set against the incomparable backcloth of Edinburgh Castle, featuring the Massed Pipes and Drums, Military Bands, display teams and dancers from the four corners of the earth.
A huge audience favourite is once again expected to be the traditional and poignant close of the evening's proceedings when the Lone Piper high on the Castle ramparts plays a haunting lament, before the colourful, cosmopolitan cast march off the Esplanade to the strains of famous pipe melody, The Black Bear.
4 Star Edinburgh Tattoo Break
We offer a 2 night weekend package (Friday and Saturday nights) at the 4 star George Hotel in Edinburgh's New Town. Included is a mid-price Tattoo Ticket for the Saturday evening performance.
3 Star Edinburgh Tattoo Breaks
We will have 2 night tattoo breaks for any day of the week during August at a range of 3 star hotels around Edinburgh. A mid-range Tattoo ticket for the evening performance is included.
Other information about the Edinburgh Military Tattoo:
- Doors open 45 minutes before Tattoo performance.
- Duration of Military Tattoo programme: 1.5 hours.
- Children of 3 and under admitted free of charge provided they sit on an adults lap.
- The management reserve the right of admission.
- In the event of any part of the performance being cancelled through inclement weather, tickets are not valid for any other performance and money will not be refunded. No performance has ever been cancelled.