The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an institution in its own right, world famous, it has been established for 68 years and entertains around 220,000 people each year. Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, it is a truly international event, military personnel from over 48 countries have taken part and it is viewed throughout the world by over 100 million people each year. Being in such close proximity to such prestigious event makes it an amazing opportunity to view this fantastic display of skills, it is an experience that will remain with you for the rest of your life.
Known as the ‘The Queen’s Birthday Parade’ the trooping of the colour is the highlight of the ceremonial calendar, it is conducted by the Household Division, the Queens personal troops, who regard it as a great honour to pay a personal tribute to the sovereign with great pomp and pageantry. Occurring almost annually since 1820, this historic ceremony, is an opportunity for over 1000 troops to take part in the parade, accompanied by over 200 horses, is a sight to behold, and is concluded with an RAF flypast.
The European Pipe Band Championships which is held in Forres, also has its share of military personnel, it is an amazing spectacle of sound and colour, with an incredibly high standard of performances it is always a close competition, and the setting in the Scottish Highlands also promises fantastic scenery, which all add up to make a fantastic weekend away.
With luxury travel, accommodation, breakfast and dinner included, and tickets were applicable you can relax and enjoy your time away , so join Caledonian Travel for your next break away and let us look after you.