Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Edinburgh is a unique city that every Scot holds dear to their heart. Steeped in history, culture and home to some of the most popular art galleries, museums and shops, it is easy to understand why so many people from all over the world frequent the city year after year.

Throughout the month of August there is an added sense of excitement in the city, most of the hotels, B&B’s and guesthouses are all full and the streets are buzzing with locals and tourists all in the capital for one reason – The Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Edinburgh first played host to the Military Tattoo in 1950. Since then the show has evolved to become one of the most popular annual events in the world’s social calendar. As with previous years, the 2006 Tattoo is set to be a complete sell-out.

Throughout August the stage for the Tattoo will be set in the splendour of Edinburgh Castle. The Castle is Edinburgh’s most famous landmark which stands proudly overlooking the city, with Princes Street in its shadow.

In the evenings, crowds will gather in the castle and the surrounding streets to hear performers from over 30 countries perform. As dusk sets, the grand oak doors of the castle will fall open and the enchanting sound of the bagpipes will fill the air. As the night draws to an end, all eyes will turn to the lone piper and a chilling silence falls within the castle, followed by an amazing fireworks display.

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2006 promises to have even more of the traditionally preferred elements and will include a few surprises. For the very first time the grand finale will feature award-winning music from Disney’s The Lion King. This spectacular event will be watched by over 100 million people.

The Military Tattoo is an emotional rollercoaster and promises to be a memorable experience. To book your tickets for this year's event, please contact the ticket office on ++44 (0)131 225 8627 or book on-line. For help in finding accommodation please refer to Scotlandthebreak.com’s extensive directory.

Pictures courtesy of The Edinburgh Military Tattoo.