Come and watch the spectacular, 60th Royal Military Tattoo which takes place between 6th and 28th August 2010. See an exciting array of performers from four different continents perform against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Feast your eyes on the magnificent displays of colours, performance display teams and dancing; and your ears on the unforgettable melodies of song, Massed Military Bands, and of course the haunting sounds of the ‘Lone Piper;’ and so, much more.
Originally encountered by the British Army, when stationed in Flanders during, “The War of the Austrian Succession.” The term Tattoo is originally derived from the Dutch words “Doe den tap toe” which roughly translates into “close or turn off the tap.” A bit like last orders at the pub.
The “tap toe” (pronounced tattoo) custom was then taken up by the British and was played by a regiment’s Corps of Drums each night, to signal tavern owners to “turn off the beer tap” so that the troops could return to their lodgings in time for bed. More recently the Tattoo became not only a last duty call of the day but also a ceremonial form of entertainment performed by Military Musicians.
Come rain or shine the Tattoo is performed every evening on a weekday, and twice on a Saturday, through the month of August and has never been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. You can expect to see Saturday night’s second performance highlighted by impressive fireworks display along with the pyrotechnics display that accompanies every night’s performance. The diamond anniversary of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo promises to be the best one yet. You can enjoy this Military spectacular with:
Edinburgh Tattoo – The Avonbridge Hotel – 4 Days with Plan-It Travel from £289 Ref: PI31B
Edinburgh Tattoo – The Menzies Glasgow Hotel – 3 Days with Radley Holidays from £230 Ref: RH12A
Edinburgh Tattoo – The Pitbauchlie House Hotel – 4 Days with Shaw’s Holidays from £359 Ref: B2455
Edinburgh Tattoo, The Lakes and Scottish Borders – 4 Days with Oats Travel from £328 Ref: 33A
For more operators offering tours that visit Edinburgh’s Royal Military Tattoo go to Coachholidays.com. To book any of the tours listed above you can click the link provided or alternatively call 0845 330 3747 to speak to one of our helpful reservations staff.