Dress appropriately: The Tattoo is held outdoors in the evening, so dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. The weather in Edinburgh can be unpredictable, so bring a waterproof jacket or umbrella just in case.
Arrive early: Gates open an hour and a half before the performance starts, so arriving early gives you plenty of time to find your seat, get some refreshments and soak in the atmosphere. You can also take in the stunning view of Edinburgh Castle at dusk.
Embrace the atmosphere: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an incredibly atmospheric event, with music, dance, and a thrilling display of military precision. Feel free to join in the singing and clapping as you bask in the excitement and energy around you.
Bring a camera: You’ll want to capture the breathtaking performances and stunning visuals, so bring a camera or smartphone to snap some photos or record video. Just be aware that no flash photography or tripods/monopods are allowed is not allowed during certain parts of the show, so check the rules beforehand: edintattoo.co.uk/the-venue
Stay for the finale: The Tattoo’s grand finale is a highlight of the show, featuring a dramatic display of fireworks and music. Make sure you stay until the very end to experience this unforgettable moment.