Edinburgh Tattoo & The Ayrshire Coast
Excitement is building for the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo, a celebration of fascinating myths and legends from a diverse collection of cultures set to the beat of heart-pounding music! Join us for an exhilarating display of military tradition against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. After the big event, we enjoy a change of pace with a scenic drive along the Ayrshire Coast with stops at Ayr and Troon, a lovely way to round up our four days away.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Return coach travel
- 3 nights at selected hotel in Scotland (JG2 or JG3+ rating) with dinner* & breakfast
- Admission to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
- Excursion to the Ayrshire Coast (Ayr & Troon)
- En-route visit to Gretna Green
*Lunch will replace dinner on the day of the Tattoo.
Please note: we advise you to be prepared with waterproofs etc. in case of inclement weather during the Tattoo. It will go ahead whatever the weather.
The Edinburgh TattooThe Edinburgh Tattoo
Set against the breath-taking illuminated backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the biggest military show of its type which has been wowing audiences for over 60 years. Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo with National Holidays.
Staged every August as part of the internationally renowned Edinburgh Festival, the Tattoo has become an iconic institution, a celebration of pipes, pageantry and pomp which brings together an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary performances from all four corners of the world. Every year the event’s 25 shows attract over 220,000 people and a worldwide TV audience of over 100 million.
As always, the programme highlights will include the opening procession from the Massed Pipes and Drums and the Massed Military Bands, as well as the famous Lone Piper, who will play the haunting lament high on the castle turrets to end proceedings. Sandwiched in between, the exhilarating 100-minute spectacle is filled with show stopping performances from cultural groups and display teams who bring a kaleidoscope of colour, action and music to the show.
Expect anything and everything - from Highland dancers, fiddle players and steel bands, to martial art performers and daredevil motorbike acrobatic displays. Not to forget a grand finale featuring a rendition of Auld Lang Syne and a spectacular fireworks display. It’s a stunning event that gets bigger and better every year!
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