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Edinburgh – Scotland’s Festival City

23rd October 2018

Edinburgh is amazing all year round, but from Fire Festivals to the Fringe, it truly comes alive in the summer. The Edinburgh International Festival takes over the city for the month of August with the highlight for many being the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This amazing spectacle began in 1950 to raise spirits in the midst of post-war austerity. It has grown over the decades to become one of the world’s leading multi-genre arts festivals showcasing the greatest contemporary artists performing a diverse range of art forms. Amongst other of the world’s greatest artists, 2019 will see the premier of Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible as part of the festival with a new musical score performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

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Visit Edinburgh Castle for an exclusive pre-opening breakfast or dine in splendour at the Castle enjoying amazing views of the city and a private recital by cast members. Or perhaps take a stroll to a restored fifteenth century tenement building, now a renowned restaurant adjacent to the castle. Enjoy the finest Scottish cuisine complimented with castle views and feel yourselves soaking up Edinburgh’s history. Enjoy a whisky tasting in the extensive whisky bar and don’t forget to take note of the cannonball embedded in the castle-facing wall! Take your VIP seats, where you are able to mingle with guests and performers in the Royal Gallery then sit back and enjoy the show.

This spectacular event attracts members of Scottish Clans across the globe which can tie in with those on a personal ancestral discovery. Take part in your own ‘Clan Gathering – meet a Clan Cheiftan and enjoy a mini Highland Games, complete with haggis hurling and caber tossing. Prepare for the event with a private workshop to create a unique and personalised tartan. A bespoke kilt making session will ensure you can wear your tartan with pride. Follow with a visit to one of the many Summer Highland Games including The Braemar Gathering attended by The Royal Family.

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Dream Escape will design the perfect programme to explore Edinburgh at festival time with exclusive experiences and private guided activities and tours to make the most of this vibrant city. You may prefer to escape from the hustle and bustle and experience the history and heritage of Scotland as a whole – anything is possible. Whether you are travelling with family or friends or a multi-generational group, we will pair you with the perfect guide to make the most of your Scottish experience. Discover Edinburgh by foot or by bike, even by custom Mini Coopers, uncovering ‘off the beaten track’ experiences, foodie tours or even delving underground for an Edinburgh ghost walk.

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Please click on the links below for exceptional programmes featuring The Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo

Family Tattoo Adventure

Tattoo and The Highlands

 

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