10 things to enhance your visit the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

1. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo for 2015, has an ‘East Meets West’ theme, hosting a parade of talent from 4 continents and sees one of the world’s most sensational percussion groups, Switzerland’s Top Secret Drum Corps perform. So this is the perfect year to visit for even more culture than normal!

2. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is entirely open air, a show has never been cancelled yet but still make sure you pack to dress warmly, especially if it’s forecast to be a brisk summer evening.

3. Make the most of the evening and take the opportunity to sample some of the best of Scottish cuisine, fine wine and malt whisky at the event.

4. There is a pop up kiosk and a permanent shop on Market Street, where you can pick up all your Edinburgh Military Tattoo merchandise, why not treat yourself or buy a souvenir for a loved one to take home.

5. Look out for the iconic Lone Piper, the sensational end to the display.

6. Make sure you’ve learnt most of the words to Auld Lang Syne, as the show cumulates in a mass chorus of this.

7. Don’t forget to wait for the spectacular firework display at the end of the tattoo finished off with a Military flypast, just breath taking!

8. With the absolutely spectacular backdrop of the floodlit, ambient Edinburgh Castle, and the flamboyant display to be seen, a camera will be a must, to snap up some sensational photos to serve as a reminder and share with those, back home.

9. As the Tattoo, takes place during the weeks of the Edinburgh Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, there will be plenty more to see and do on your break and the city of Edinburgh will be even more vibrant and alive than usual.

10. Conclude this break with a full-day included excursion along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. It’s an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh experienced the days before, with amazing scenery and tranquil atmosphere – Loch Lomond is the perfect end to this coach holiday, an excursion not to be missed.

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