Edinburgh: 7: Magic In The Air

After seeing Atlantic: A Scottish Story we had decided to go back to home base for a couple of hours, so we could have dinner and have a few hours chilling with the pets before our packed evening. We got into Edinburgh at about 7.30pm and dropped Amy off at her show before we walked up to the Castle Esplanade.

My relative and I were going to see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

I hadn’t researched the Tattoo at all, so I had no idea what to expect. We got through security and got into our seats. They were really high up, and I was a bit worried.

“Do you think we’ll see everything?” I asked my relative? She laughed.

“I think you need to worry more about flying away from the wind!”


The tattoo itself was so fantastic and I feel that even if I had researched the tattoo, it still would have blown me away. It was like nothing I could have expected and if you had told me that evening I would see Bollywood dancing, a French military Daft Punk concert, Up Helly Aa and a helicopter being wheeled around the esplanade outside Edinburgh Castle I would not have believed you. It was really as it was billed, the Event of the Year.


We met up with Amy at the station and got on the train home. Although we were so so tired, my relative and I were still so excited about the amazing time we had just had. Amy, on the other hand, was very tired, and by the time the train got to the station, and I had wound down, so was I.


The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo was truly a once in a lifetime experience for me and I’m so glad I went. I would highly recommend it to anyone, even if you’re not really that interested in the military as it was so fantastic.

Scottish Foods tasted: 1
Tours Taken: 2
Museums Visited: 2
Shows seen: 4 (I’m counting the Tattoo as a show)
Miles walked: 6.36

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