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Enjoy a three night stay in our handpicked four star hotel located in Edinburgh together with top price stand tickets for the event. These short breaks are designed so you can, with our expert local knowledge, enjoy the very best of the capital in the buzzing festival month of August – perhaps also including a show from the International Festival or world famous Festival Fringe. Of course, you can link this experience into a longer tailor-made tour of Scotland, too – just advise us at time of enquiry.
The 2024 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will take place over the period 2nd to 24th August with performances on Monday to Friday at 9.30pm, and on Saturday at 6.15 pm and 9.30pm. There is no performance on Sundays.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is set on the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade and promises to be brighter and bolder than ever before in 2024. The Tattoo, as always, is committed to delivering the best entertainment experience and inspired spectacle. With a unique ability, through its performers, music and setting, to evoke the emotions and stir the senses like nothing else, the Tattoo will wow audiences once again. You will have the chance to experience the exceptional mix of military precision, awe inspiring dance and sparkling musical entertainment, intertwined with state of the art projection, lighting and exciting creative elements
More details on the artistic theme for the return of this unique spectacular will be available shortly.
Your stay is in a boutique hotel close to Holyrood Park, to the south of the centre of this captivating city. Built in the 1750’s and magnificently restored, your hotel offers a charming, warm and friendly atmosphere with all the benefits of modern day service, comfort and Scottish hospitality.
Enjoy the peaceful setting and with mature gardens surrounding the property is the perfect retreat for a short break.
The city centre is easily accessed by local bus or short taxi ride.
For the evening of the Tattoo you will enjoy private transfers to and from the venue.
You will stay in a most convenient location next to Waverley Station and moments’ walk from the Royal Mile.
Placing the coolly furnished reception, lounge and dining area – all retro-modern and Scandi-chic – on the seventh floor is something of a masterstroke. Here, arriving guests are afforded quite superb views North across the city and the Firth of Forth to the Kingdom of Fife through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Rooms are finished to an exacting standard, too, with modern bathrooms, exposed timber, the crispest of linens and sumptuous beds, as well as high-quality conveniences helpfully provided to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
For the evening of the Tattoo, you’re just a short walk away from the venue.
This short break to the 2024 Tattoo is based in Edinburgh, which can be easily reached by train or plane from elsewhere in the UK. A car is not necessary to explore the city during your stay.
This holiday is available to book for August 2024
Sunday to Tuesday arrivals priced at £775 per person based on 2 people sharing a double room ensuite, for 3 nights as described on a bed & breakfast basis in our hand-picked 4 star hotel. Wednesday to Friday arrivals are priced at £925 per person.
Single occupancy supplement is available on request.
Price includes a ticket for an East Stand seat for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. To make your evening more comfortable we also include private transfers from your hotel to and from the venue.
We can also arrange a number of hospitality packages, which include premier seating, programme, food and drink. Talk to us about the options.
We would also be happy to tailor-make longer holidays or self-drive tours to other parts of Scotland.
Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including directions to your accommodation, Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival information, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.
All holidays and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.
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This three night short break can be arranged in August 2023. Date availability on request.
Availability is individually checked for a hand-picked selection of smaller hotels, guest houses and other independent businesses, so please bear with us and we will respond in 1-2 working days.
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All our holiday prices include a service charge of £9 per person per night towards the costs we incur in researching, planning and designing your holiday.
We guarantee to refund this service charge if you believe that arranging your holiday through McKinlay Kidd has not met your expectations for value. All we ask is that you write to us within 7 days of your return and explain your reason for claiming the refund. This will ensure that we can improve the experience for all our future guests.
The Military Tattoo was just magical!! Our seats were absolutely perfect with the castle being the backdrop for all the non-stop action in the arena.Elaine & Nicholas, Maine, USA