Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Short Breaks
For 2014, Edinburgh's spectacular and world-renowned Royal Military Tattoo takes place from 1st - 23rd August 2014.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is Scotland's biggest and best-selling spectacle, the most popular annual event on the Scottish calendar, attracting an international audience each year of some 217,000 people.
Our 2014 packages are now available for booking - our package breaks make a great Christmas present! Click here to see what we have at the moment
The 2014 Tattoo (1st-23rd August 2014) will be the 64th 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 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.
JAC Travel offered a 2 night package at the 4 star George Hotel in Edinburgh's New Town. Included was a mid-price Tattoo Ticket for the Saturday evening performance.
A 2 night weekend break (Saturday and Sunday nights) during August at the 3 star Holiday Inn Express at Edinburgh's Waterfront - close to Leith's trendy restaurants and the Royal Yacht Britannia. A mid-range Tattoo ticket for the saturday evening performance is included. Free parking at the hotel.
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.