Watch from the remarkable Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo from the iconic Edinburgh Castle for what is a vibrant celebration that sells out year after year. A celebration of the military, musicians and performers create an inspired show attracting around 220,000 people per year from across the globe. Get in touch to find out about available Edinburgh Tattoo hospitality and weekends away today.
The Edinburgh Tattoo runs every week night and twice on the weekends from 4th – 26th August in 2017. Hospitality at the Edinburgh Tattoo ensures you experience the best of Scotland: with exceptional local cuisine, malt whisky and private dining in Edinburgh’s most historical settings. The Edinburgh Tattoo is considered a global gathering, with over 46 countries previously having taken part and adding to the magic of the festivities.
Edinburgh Tattoo’s history dates back to 1950 when there were just eight performances. The term Tattoo comes from the Dutch phrase “doe den tap toe” which means “turn off the tap”, which was an instruction to stop serving soldiers beer and to send them home. The show is designed to increase the loyalty and respect to soldiers and to show off their skills to the rest of the world. Now, the Edinburgh Tattoo has a similar central theme, but it’s also about celebration and community, a mixture of tradition and the modern world.
Enjoy the Edinburgh Tattoo highland dancers swirl around as the show builds and culminates in a fantastic finale of fireworks. Discover the available Edinburgh Tattoo hospitality packages and make this spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo experience yours to cherish.
The Royal Yacht Britannia package
The Royal Yacht Britannia has hosted royalty and a variety of celebrities over the last 40 years. A piper welcomes you aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia where you will be met with a spectacular champagne and canape reception for the perfect start to the evening. Explore the history of the Royal Yacht Britannia and look out over the stunning waterfront views.
Head down to a two-course supper in the Royal Galley whilst a harpist plays gently in the background. Once you’re enjoyed drinks, head to your VIP seats in the Tattoo’s Royal Gallery to watch the live entertainment of the Edinburgh Tattoo. After the show, you have been invited to the producers champagne reception. For an evening of sophistication and luxury, the Royal Yacht Britannia hospitality package provides a distinguished opportunity.
Edinburgh Castle hospitality package
The iconic Edinburgh Castle is one of the most central features in this historic city and where better place could there be to enjoy the proud tradition that is the Edinburgh Tattoo. Delve inside the history of the event with the Queen Anne package, where you will enjoy a four-course luncheon inside the Queen Anne Room. After a recital from the Tattoo cast members, a host will escort via the backstage area, over the drawbridge to Castle Esplanade where you will enjoy the premier seating to watch the performance from.
The Jacobite Package is a similar opportunity but allows you to explore the depths of Edinburgh Castle and embrace the traditions of a three-course dining experience within the Jacobite Room of Edinburgh Castle. A Tattoo piper will encourage you to “Toast the Haggis” before your guided to Castle Esplanade. Enjoy a fabulous view of the entertainment whilst at the castle, full of the food and drinks served earlier in the evening.
Experience a unique opportunity for a champagne reception with amazing canapes on the Castle ramparts. The Gatehouse is traditionally considered the grandest part of the castle. The package will also provide you with a three-course dinner and introduction to the Tattoo performers prior to the event. But after you have watched the show, enjoying the panoramic views of VIP seats in the covered Royal Gallery, you are invited to the producer’s post-show champagne reception. The Gatehouse package for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo manages to exceed even the wildest expectations, with its dedication to the finer details.
The Scottish Whisky Experience
Set against the spectacular Edinburgh Castle, The Scotch Whisky Experience is a celebration of some of the best whisky in the world. This world-class venue, considered by some as the home of whisky, provides an unforgettable experience whether you are a whisky expert or novice. There are three packages available: the Amber Package, Bruce Package, Wallace Package each offering their own delights.
All hospitality packages provide delicious cuisine, whether in the form of a three-course meal or a canape reception, and a prime position to watch the Tattoo performance from. Imagine the chance meet the Tattoo cast, to see a preview of the performance and to privately view the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky. Indulge in a whisky tasting guided by the senior tasting team for an experience of a lifetime.
The show closes with a lone piper performing a beautiful piece on the castle ramparts, as fireworks begin to jet into the nights sky. If you haven’t experienced the Edinburgh Tattoo, make sure you secure you Edinburgh Tattoo with Villiers.BACK TO OUR JOURNAL