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Edinburgh Tattoo & The Ayrshire Coast

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2T17052

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

UK 2024

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.

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What's 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.

Please note: This tour is considered unsuitable for people with mobility problems due to steep, cobbled incline to Edinburgh Castle and steps/tiered seating inside Tattoo arena.



Included Excursions

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

After breakfast, we have time to spend at leisure. Then after lunch at the hotel, we depart for central Edinburgh where there’s free time before making your way to the castle to take your seat for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The show brings together musicians and performers from every part of the world for a fabulous display of international culture. After the performance we travel back to our hotel.

Ayrshire Coast, Ayr & Troon

Today we explore the Ayrshire Coast and make our first stop at the popular seaside resort of Ayr. This little beach town boasts a charming seafront with an esplanade, long sandy beach and many fine Georgian and Victorian buildings. Our next stop is Troon, which overlooks the Isle of Arran and offers stunning, sandy beaches, which featured in the popular historical series Outlander, and a wealth of charming independent cafés and unique boutiques.


Gretna Green

On our way home, we enjoy a stop at the marriage capital of the world, Gretna Green. In this famous village lies the original spot where young eloping couples would marry ‘over the anvil’ at the Blacksmiths Shop.

The Edinburgh Tattoo

The 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!

Ayrshire Coast

Ayrshire Coast

Ayr is a popular seaside resort situated on the Firth of Clyde. This little beach town boasts a charming seafront with an esplanade and long sandy beach, many fine Georgian and Victorian buildings, plus a wide range of independent shops, bars and restaurants.

UK Holiday Insurance


At National Holidays, we always do everything we can to ensure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible from start to finish. For this reason, we strongly recommend you take out holiday insurance to ensure you’re prepared for the unexpected.

To provide you with a travel insurance policy designed with our customers in mind, we’ve teamed up with specialist insurance providers Towergate Travel. Some of the benefits of our insurance policy include:

• All ages are considered

• 24-hour English speaking emergency assistance


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Adamton Country House Hotel, Prestwick is set in its own private grounds, this impressive country house is nestled within the beautiful countryside and offers a warm Scottish welcome. All meals are buffet style.(JG2 rating)


The friendly and well-appointed Riverside Lodge Hotel is ideally situated for our time in Scotland. All rooms are en-suite with flat screen TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities. The Hotel features various facilities including a restaurant, bar with free Wi-Fi. (JG3+ rating)

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