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Edinburgh & the Tattoo

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The greatest show on earth...

Edinburgh & the Tattoo

Best Time To Go


Why not...

combine with a longer tour of Scotland?

Prices From


No of Nights


Experience the world-famous spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The Edinburgh Tattoo is the most spectacular show in the world, enjoyed by an international television audience of 100 million.  Now here’s your chance to join the live audience over its three-week season on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle. Tickets for this most famous of Scottish events have always been in high demand and sell out months in advance.

This short break can also be combined with any of our other holidays, just ask.

Holiday Details

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 2023 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The 2023 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will take place over the period 4th to 26th August with performances on Monday to Friday at 9.00pm, and on Saturday at 6.15 pm and 9.30pm. There is no performance on Sundays.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is set to return to its home on the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade brighter and bolder than ever before in 2023. Under a new brand ethos Performance in a New Light, the Tattoo signals its commitment to delivering the best entertainment experience and inspired brand vision going forward. 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 Hotel

You will stay in a boutique, country-style four star small hotel close to Holyrood Park, to the south of the centre of this captivating city. Here you will enjoy Victorian grandeur and elegance – with all the benefits of modern day service, comfort and Scottish hospitality. Built in 1874 and magnificently restored your hotel offers a charming warm and friendly atmosphere and 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.


This short break to the 2023 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 2023.

Priced at £545 per person based on 2 people sharing double or twin room ensuite, for 3 nights as described on a bed & breakfast basis in our hand-picked 4 star hotel. 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, programmes, 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.

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Edinburgh & the Tattoo

This three night short break can be arranged in August 2023. The Tattoo will take place from August 4th to 26th.

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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