The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

With the world famous Edinburgh Castle as their backdrop, the four corners of the globe will meet; making the 2018 Tattoo (3-25 August) as spectacular as ever.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

About The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Taking place on the esplanade of Edinburgh's iconic Castle, expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance.

We celebrate 'The Sky's the Limit', embracing Scotland's Year of Young People with colourful performers joining us from across the globe.

With Switzerland's Top Secret Drum Corps, The Central Band of the Czech Armed Forces and the Royal Air Force as they mark their 100th Anniversary, the 2018 Tattoo is sure to fly high.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Edinburgh Castle

Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

19th October 2018
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Medieval Fashion

Medieval Fashion

20th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
See how fashion of the Kings court here in Edinburgh Castle changed through the medieval period for both men and women.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

23rd October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

24th October 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Queen Margaret’s Castle

Queen Margaret’s Castle

25th October 2018 - 26th October 2018
Listen at Lady Edmund, who served at Queen Margaret's Court in Edinburgh Castle, tells her story.
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

27th October 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

28th October 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

29th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle.
An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

An audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

30th October 2018
It is 1566, find out what life is like at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots here in Edinburgh Castle.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

1st November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

2nd November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

3rd November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front.
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

4th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front.
1918: Victory and Remembrance

1918: Victory and Remembrance

6th November 2018 - 8th November 2018
Meet a Highland soldier from 1918 and learn about his experience at the front and his reflections on the Armistice.
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

10th November 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial.
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

11th November 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

12th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

13th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Gun Salutes 2018

Gun Salutes 2018

14th November 2018
Check here for a full list of gun salutes throughout the year at Edinburgh Castle.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

16th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

17th November 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

18th November 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

19th November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor

22nd November 2018
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

23rd November 2018
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

24th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front.
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

25th November 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front.
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

27th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle.
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

28th November 2018
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

29th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

30th November 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

1st December 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Schiltron!

Schiltron!

2nd December 2018
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Meet the Barbersurgeon

Meet the Barbersurgeon

3rd December 2018 - 5th December 2018
It's 1573 and once more Edinburgh Castle is under siege! Meet the Barbersurgeon and see the tools of the surgical trade in his medical cabinet.
Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

7th December 2018 - 23rd December 2018
Make Christmas 2018 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty.
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

8th December 2018
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

9th December 2018
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

15th December 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden.
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest!

18th December 2018
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden.
Traditions and Tales of Christmas

Traditions and Tales of Christmas

20th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Learn about the traditions and tales of a Victorian Christmas at Edinburgh Castle from 20th - 22nd December.
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

23rd December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers.
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

24th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers.
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

28th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers.
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

29th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers.
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

30th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers.
Bolts and Bodkins

Bolts and Bodkins

31st December 2018
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle

26th January 2019 - 29th January 2019
Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works at Edinburgh Castle.
Crime and Punishment in Medieval Scotland

Crime and Punishment in Medieval Scotland

7th February 2019 - 12th February 2019
Listen as Gilbert Savage, the Executioner, recounts the nature of crime & punishment during the turbulent times in Medieval Scotland.

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