Since its launch in 1949, the Edinburgh Tattoo has developed into one of the world’s most iconic events, attracting an annual worldwide television audience of over 100 million and thousands of visitors to Scotland every year.
The thrilling 100-minute spectacle celebrates different cultures in a show-stopping event that’s packed with action, colour and edge of your seat excitement from start to finish.
Every year the Tattoo embraces a new theme to keep it fresh and contemporary, with the 2017 staged under the banner ‘A Splash of Tartan’, celebrating the heritage of Scotland's global family and is led by The Royal Navy.
Take your seat early to soak up the magical atmosphere, incredible setting and buzz of excitement.
The start of the show is a sight to behold as the castle doors open to reveal the incredible sight of the opening procession from the Massed Pipes and Drums and the Massed Military Bands.
Marvel at the formations and admire the timing and precision as the band marches across the drawbridge and into the arena whilst performing rousing battle tunes from Scotland’s military regiments.
Then enjoy the greatest show on earth and prepare to be swept away by a rich variety of cultural dance troupes, singers and entertainers from Europe and as far afield as the Middle East, Australasia and North America put on an exhilarating and colourful extravaganza.
Showpiece international acts have included Chinese stilt-walkers, Estonian gymnasts, daredevil motorbike stunt display teams and a New Zealand Army Band dancing to Gangnam Style! Who know what’s in store this year. Book your ticket with Caledonian Travel today to find out!
As always, the show is brought to a poignant end by the famous Lone Piper, who plays the haunting lament, The Flowers of the Forest, high on the castle turrets before a rapturous rendition of Auld Lang Syne, spectacular fireworks display and March Back to Barracks bring the curtain down on a show that will stay with you forever.
Want to see for yourself what all the song and dance is about? Book this sensational coach break with Caledonian Travel.
Tickets sell out fast for this event so book early to avoid disappointment.