Edinburgh Military tattoo

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As the UK’s biggest Military Tattoo, it is no wonder that this event attracts visitors from all over the UK as well as the world. With the stunning backdrop of the historic Edinburgh Castle, the venue alone is something to see. When the hundreds of talented performers begin to mesmerize the audience with impressive music, dance and unexpected surprises, no one can leave this event without being thoroughly entertained. Edinburgh’s Tattoo blends wonderful pageantry with thrilling displays as performers delight in the opportunity to take part in a world-renowned event. There is no better time to visit this vibrant City than when the Tattoo is in full swing. All of the excitement, combine with the historical beauty of the Scottish capital make this a truly delightful event. Enjoy the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, along with some free time in Edinburgh and a visit to the historic Borders town of Dumfries and the scenery of the Trossachs. Things to do: Witness the Tattoo, a remarkable and internationally acclaimed event for all of the family. Interesting facts: The Tattoo has never been cancelled due to inclement weather and for the last decade has been sold out in advance.


The Gretna Hall Hotel is wonderfully situated to explore the  Scottish Borders, the Lake District as well as the Dumfries and Solway Coast. The hotel oozes with charm and character. Facilities:

  • Guest bedrooms are all en-suite and have a TV, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge


  • Excursion to Melrose, Dryburgh Abbey, Peebles & Moffat: Today we take the scenic route to the border towns of Scotland. We journey through the Devils Beef Tub to view the Grey Mares Tail Waterfall; the fifth highest in the UK romanticised by Sir Walter Scott. We also pass St Marys Loch to Melrose boasting a fine Abbey, where the heart of Robert the Bruce is said to be buried. From here we follow the dramatic River Tweed to Dryburgh Abbey, the burial site of Sir Walter Scott, and the Tweed Valley to The Ancient and Royal Burgh of Peebles. We continue through the Southern Uplands to Moffat, an attractive town and conservation area that has a rich heritage, history and thriving cultural creative scenery.
  • Excursion to Edinburgh & Edinburgh Tattoo: We depart the hotel after lunch and travel to Edinburgh with the afternoon to explore at leisure. The city has a unique setting, dominated by the castle rock with the historic Royal and Old Town separated from the shopping boulevard of Princes Street, and the dignified New Town, by beautiful gardens. Meet the coach from pre-arranged point (point and time will be advised by driver) for transfer to the coach parking point for the Tattoo. The Tattoo (ticket included) is in the open air, so be prepared in case of inclement weather (umbrellas are not allowed!). Late return back to our hotel.


  • Day 1: Join the coach and head to Scotland. Check-in at our chosen hotel, with dinner and an evening at your leisure.
  • Days 2 - 3: At leisure in resort with two INCLUDED excursions. Breakfast and dinner is included.
  • Day 4: After breakfast, start boarding our coach for the return journey home. Arrive back later today.


  • Coach travel throughout
  • Reserved seating throughout your break
  • Four nights’ bed and breakfast, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • All bedrooms with en-suite facilities
  • Excursions as described

Important Notes

Some passengers may experience difficulties with access to the Esplanade (the Tattoo Venue). We wish to make you aware of the precise nature of the venue – an ancient, historic site that may present access difficulties for some. Particularly, the elderly, people with disabilities or limited mobility, those with heart or respiratory problems and vertigo sufferers. Castlehill, the old-cobbled approach to the Esplanade, is a short walk of about 80 metres. In addition, there is on average, a further 60 metres followed by a dozen or so steps to be negotiated to reach the front rows of all the spectator stands in the arena where generally the seating is quite steeply tiered. People with disabilities are welcome and there are tailored facilities for wheelchairs at all performances. Toilet facilities for disabled patrons are available on the Esplanade. We encourage you to make us aware of any special requirements you may have prior to placing a booking.


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