The 2011 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is taking place from Friday 5th August to Saturday 27th August. It takes place at the spectacular Edinburgh Castle with performers from four different continents from as far as South America. This year’s programme will be action packed featuring exciting performances from the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, Highland dancing, Dutch Mounted Bicycle Band and not forgetting spectacular music of the Massed Pipes and Drums! With on average 1000 participants involved in the show it is an incredible display that must be seen and on your list of things to do!
The Edinburgh Tattoo is now seen by over 217,000 people from all over the world. The show is performed every weekday and twice on a Saturday and is unlikely to be cancelled whatever the weather! On a Saturday the second show will normally involve real fireworks not just Pyrotechnics and may also use projections on to the castle.
The Tattoo is also broadcasting on television internationally and is viewed by around 100 million people! The audience is made up of only 30% Scottish people whilst the other 70% is not only from England but half the audience are usually international spectators!
The Royal Princess Anne is the Patron of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The tattoo is set up and run for charity. The charities that the Edinburgh Tattoo supports are charities that help service people with disabilities, unemployment, stress, sickness, poverty and more. The Army Benevolent Fund, Seafarers UK, the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Edinburgh International Festival benefit annually from the money raised by the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Many of our operators are offering fantastic coach holidays with the added extra of getting to witness The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo yourself:
For a wider range of tours visiting the Edinburgh Tattoo please visit our website www.coachholidays.com or call our friendly reservations line on 0845 330 3747 to book one of these fabulous tours now!