Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Review

Submitted by edg on Mon, 8 Aug '11 1.04pm

There are some things that you can rely on with the Edinburgh Tattoo: marching bands, fireworks and big bangs, mass country dancing, and displays of military manoeuvres. A lone piper will play a plaintive lament from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle towards the end of the show, making the hairs on 9000 necks stand to attention, before the rousing grand finale of mass pipes and drums playing together. Running to 27 August, it's the biggest cast in the festival city, set against one of the most spectacular settings in Edinburgh, if not the country.