If you’re looking for a reason to visit historic Edinburgh this summer, you’ll find thousands of them during August when festival season descends on the Scottish capital.
If you’ve never been to the city during the Edinburgh International Festival – as well as the dozens of other festivals that run at the same time, dedicated to all aspects of the arts and culture – you could be blown away by the sheer number of events taking place across the city during that month. One of the most prominent of these is the legendary Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a celebration of Scottish and international culture you can enjoy from the best seats in the city – right next to Edinburgh Castle!
While last year’s Military Tattoo drew a huge number of visitors, thanks to it being Scotland‘s Year of Homecoming, 2010 is another important year for the Tattoo as it celebrates its Diamond Jubilee – as well as receiving its new royal endorsement from the Queen!
You can join in to celebrate 60 years of pipes, fireworks and marching bands by heading to the Tattoo this August, with Superbreak’s special ticket and hotel deals – whether you’d rather stay for one night, two nights or three nights to get the most out of your Festival experience.
I was there to see the Tattoo in person for the first time last year, and I can definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a dazzling performance. Despite how it may seem at first, it’s not just about bagpipes – after all, you can get more than you fill of those just by walking along Princes Street and the Royal Mile, listening to the buskers!
The Tattoo is actually a celebration of many cultures, not just Scotland’s, and features fire dancers and music from around the world. And fireworks, of course – Edinburgh loves any excuse for fireworks!
When you head to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with Superbreak, you’ll get tickets to the always-popular Saturday performance of the limited event. Your ticket also gives you exclusive discounts on all official merchandise at the Tattoo, and even throws in a free anniversary programme to commemorate the landmark event. I’d personally recommend booking a two night deal, which will give you enough time to seek out even more exciting shows around the capital while you’re there.
If you’re keen to head to the Edinburgh Festival but find yourself stuck for ideas about things to see and do, you can also check out our Best of the Fest package. As well as giving you discounts in bars and cafes around Edinburgh, you’ll get tickets to top-rated Fringe shows, as chosen by the critics. Tickets for many Fringe shows are available now from venue websites, and I’ll even throw in a few suggestions your way if you’re struggling to make up your mind!