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It is not too early to plan to attend the Military Tattoo in Scotland

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Cultural troupes, singers, the precision display with the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, and the refrain of the Lone Piper, all set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle; this is the spectacular 2014 'Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo' that will take place from Aug 1 - 23 in Scotland.

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Now is the time to plan to attend one of Europe's most spectacular events, whose tremendous appeal to one's senses, sights, and sounds makes it the event to attend this summer. Performances are Monday to Friday at 9 p.m.; Saturday 7.30 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.; there is no performance on Sunday.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an International favorite that includes performers from over 46 countries. Not only does it attract visitors from around the world, but it is also televised in over 30 countires. It was first performed in 1950 when the army in Scotland appeared at the Edinburgh International Festival, it has grown over the years and is now performed outdoors with 'Edinburgh Castle' as a backdrop.

The word Tattoo came from the Innkeepers in the Low Counties in the 17th and 18th century, when the music from the fifes and drums of the local regiments marching through the streets, signaled their return to quarters, and the shouts of "Doe den tap toe" (turn off the taps) could be heard.

Today's "Military Tattoo" includes - dancers, steel bands, flag wavers, drill teams, Zulus, camels, elephants, cavalry, mortorcyclists, and police dogs of all sizes,. The unforgettable spectacle that starts the opening parade, include massed pipe bands followed by the Tattoo Highland dancers.

Ticket information and purchase can be found online, and allows the purchase of only 8 tickets. Tour companies also include admission to the Military Tattoo in many of their summer packages to Scotland, check out CIE Tours which include it in their 25 tours to Scotland.

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