Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Tickets – Best Seat in the House??

We often get asked on the best seats as it’s always a special occasion to attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Attached are some photos of my visits in 2018 – fantastic performance and one view from Section 4 and the other from the Royal Gallery (thanks to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the invite!). The weather was awful on the Royal Gallery preview show but in Section 4 it was a lovely night.

In terms of options there are a few

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Entry Level – Section 16 (or similar price range)
These are still good seats – they are next to the Castle so some of the lighting displays on the castle and some of the salutes to the Royal Gallery where the guest of honour takes the salute may be restricted.
It provides a great view of all the performers as they emerge from the Castle and are next to the choir area.

Standard Level – Section 4 (or similar price range)

Section 4We have used these for years and they offer a superb view of all the performance.Its not head on to the Castle but a slight tilt of the head and you get the full lighting displays.You get fantastic views of all the performers and often feel a lot closer to the action than the upgrade tickets.




















Upgrade Tickets – Section 7 (or similar price range)
Sections 7-10 are the same price range but section 8&9 are often used for hospitality so not often available within packages. This really is no issue as the front on view of the Castle is spectacular from all these seats. These also provide the best entrance and exit options as close to the main entry of the esplanade.

Hospitality Tickets – Various Sections
The best of the Hospitality is in the Gatehouse or Queen Anne Room as these can include the Royal Gallery but the dining options are hosted in the historic parts of the Castle.
Whilst other options may include fantastic meals and additional tattoo performers we feel if you are going to upgrade then the Gatehouse and Queen Anne provide the best.
The Hospitality also includes Queue jump and often post Tattoo refreshments – a nice way of avoiding the whole crowd if this helps even if the seating is not front on.

I had the honour of listening to the Brigadier who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the event (and life in general), definitely worth the admission if you get to hear him speak!

Hospitality is excellent and well worth it but if above your budget please feel free to ask us and we’ll advise on plenty of pre-show restaurant options to cover all tastes.


Royal Gallery

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is quite simply a phenomenal performance in a truly iconic setting.

Feel free to call us on 0131 556 3840 if you have any questions.


David Hardy
Managing Director


Summer is here and Tattoo Packages are leaving the Office!


Summer is finally here in Edinburgh and we’ve been out posting the first batch of our Edinburgh Military Tattoo packages to those of you who have booked with us! Keep an eye out for your package over the next few weeks; it contains your tickets, alongside helpful information to ensure you are able to fully explore all that this beautiful city has to offer at one of the most exciting times of the year here.

Still thinking about a trip to the Tattoo? Follow the links at the top of this page view our variety of packages, available in 3, 4 and 5* hotels as well as self-catered apartments, and see if one is right for you.


Certificate of Excellence

We are delighted to announce the news that our sister company Destination Edinburgh Apartments has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.


This is the highest honour for any business which is on Trip Advisor. Signifying the high standard and quality of service provided for our customers.

If you are planning a visit to Edinburgh why not stay at our apartments, book direct for best price guaranteed and a free gift!

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Check out this mesmerising time lapse video

Following the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo’s hugely successful tour down under SWNS tv have created an utterly mesmerising time lapse video of a showing from Westpac Stadium. This is an incredible video that will give you a great insight into a Tattoo performance. Simply click on this link to view the video.

If you are interested in booking a Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo package please do no hesitate to contact us with any queries. This year is shaping up to be our biggest year yet so book soon to ensure you don’t miss out!


It’s official, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is more popular than One Direction

The accolades just keep on coming for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. As part of it’s “tour down under”, shows will take place over this coming weekend in Wellington, New Zealand. The event has now officially overtaken One Direction for the most tickets sold for a show ever. The record was 78,000 and is now 82,000.
This is an astonishing achievement as they have not only out-done the sell-out boy band but also the likes of Barbara Streisand, U2 and even AC/DC. For more information see the Scotsman’s article here.

This looks set to be an incredible year for the Tattoo. Don’t miss out on this “once in a lifetime event” and book a package with us now.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Looks to Expand!

This year sees the Royal Military Tattoo expanding to uncharted waters. For the past 4 years the event has performed in Australia but now it will also be performing in a 4 day event in New Zealand. And it doesn’t look like it will be stopping its expansion plans there. Next year there are plans for shows in China and in the Persian Gulf!

If you are interested in booking a Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Package for 2016 we have a range of options available and can cater to almost every need. We have already received a large amount of bookings and anticipate that this will increase significantly over the coming months. Be quick to ensure you get your preffered package.

Add a Glory Days Motorhome Tour into your Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Package

Why not make the most of your time in Scotland and incorporate a motorhome tour into your Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Package. Our sister organisation, Glory Days Motorhomes’‘ 6 berth vehicles provide an excellent opportunity to explore the rest of Scotland before or after your Tattoo showing. It is also possible to stay in a hotel or self-catering apartment on the night of the event. This is sure to make your package an unforgettable experience.

And if you are unsure where to tour in Scotland we can provide help planning your itinerary and giving any advice. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Don’t just visit Scotland, Explore!

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2016 to mark The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Next year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be used to commemorate the Queen’s 90th Birthday .

It will also be the 67th time the event will be staged at Edinburgh Castle. And the event has now branched out further afield to Australia, New Zealand and possibly the United Arab Emirates. 2016 looks set to be a massive event for the Tattoo and one not to be missed!

As of the 1st December we expect there to be a huge demand for tickets. If you would like to ensure you get your preffered package, please book before this date. 

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2016 – Don’t Miss out!

It may be a mere 9 months away but The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an event not to be missed. In recent years it has expanded to Australia and New Zealand and there is even plans for a show to take place in the United Arab Emirates. The original event will be hard to beat as it is now World renowned with a TV audience of more than a billion this year. Combined with the atmosphere of the Festival, The Tattoo provides a unique occasion that cannot be replicated anywhere else.

We are already receiving bookings for the Tattoo and expect this to increase significantly as the first batch of tickets are released on December 1st. If you want to ensure you have the best package for the Tattoo we advise you enquire before this date.

Plans to bring The Royal Military Tattoo to the UAE

On a recent 4 day trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson discussed plans to bring the world-renowned military Tattoo to the country. This follow the events expansion to Australia and New Zealand next year. For more information click on this link: Arabian Business: Plans to bring Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to UAE

Remember tickets for next year’s Tattoo go on sale on 1st December 2015. We have a wide range of packages available for this event ranging from Self-catering apartments to 5* Hotels. If are interested in booking any of our packages or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 5563840