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Edinburgh Military Tattoo

AN AMAZING MUSIC SPECTACLE SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF EDINBURGH CASTLE

And of course, one of the biggest attractions during the festival is the army's contribution - famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which is held on the Esplanade of the Castle. Held since 1950 this is the single most popular event in Edinburgh's International Festival, with over 200,000 people watching it each year.

The 2012 Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrates over 50 years of music and spectacle set against the world famous backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

The Edinburgh Tattoo is the most spectacular show in the world, enjoyed by an international television audience of 100 million. But there's no substitute for being there, as part of the 217,000-strong audience over its three-week season on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle who don't simply watch the show but become a part of it. The international flavour of the Tattoo has been deliberately developed as a key element in its capacity to entertain a huge, cosmopolitan audience. Performers from 40 countries have presented here, and around 35 per cent of the 217,000 audience each year are from overseas. In addition, the Tattoo has been televised in more than 30 countries around the world.

Many of our hotel members offer great value Edinburgh Tattoo Breaks at a time when, naturally, top quality hotel accommodation in Edinburgh is at a premium.

Our Edinburgh Tattoo breaks for 2012 will appear on our beraks ste www.edinburghcitybreaks.co.uk here soon. Keep an eye open for developments. Watch for the latest news too on our Facebook and Twitter pages.