This amazing event brings the best in traditional marching musicians and performers from around the world to Scotlandís Edinburgh Castle to perform the best in military tattoos (or drum performances and army displays). This annual performance brings the best of the best from four continents to Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival which occurs every August. This amazing display attracts around 217,000 people to Edinburgh Castle and is an amazing display of not only music and discipline, but also spectacular modern production. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo also attracts 100 million televised viewers as well making it one of the most watched performances of its kind. Although it can be viewed on television, there is no substitute for being live at Edinburgh Castle. The Esplanade has been updated millions of pounds over to acquire the final product in high definition sound, quality lighting and magnificent seating accommodations. This amazing show is set in a perfect location that makes a great backdrop for the entertainment especially when dusk turns into night. As you walk up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle you come in contact with a massive crowd. This crowd is the 217,000 strong that come to witness the majesty of the castle as well as the integrity and electrifying performance which is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
This amazing event attracts so many visitors that it is very important to remember that a massive crowd will be present for the event. Arriving early is extremely important. You want to get ahead of the crowds for your convenience. Booking your tickets in advance is crucial. This show is so popular that tickets will go rather quickly. Booking around Christmas time is a great time to do it. You can get that special someone a gift that they will never forget.
For an amazing show at an amazing castle in beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland, make sure you get into the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This show will be the favorite on your list and quite possibly become an annual tradition once you have seen it. The performance form all the notable bands and military troupes is worth the visit, but the best and most thrilling part is the lone piper playing Big Black Bear to close out the ceremony, high up on the castle ramparts. For military tradition and strength and an eclectic mix of amazing music and performance art, make the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo one of your stops this year.