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A trip to Edinburgh must surely be one for the bucket list, and no wonder. Full of history, culture and some of the most beautiful architecture in the world, it is a fascinating place that is calling out to be visited.
Visitors to the city are spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation, and these offerings keep expanding thanks to the city’s popular appeal. New hotels due to open are:
The Inn Place – the sister hotel to the “Place” hotel on York Place, this hotel is even closer to the centre and the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Ibis Styles Hotel – Ibis are a well known brand, and their latest offering in Edinburgh, to take them to 3 in total is the Ibis Styles hotel located just off St Andrews Square, a prime location in which to base your stay
The Roxburghe – although always an iconic hotel in Edinburgh, excitingly for 2014, Starwood Capital Group, owners of the beautiful George hotel on George Street have taken ownership of this, and it is set to go through an exciting refurbishment to make it one of the nicest 4* hotels in Edinburgh: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/starwood-capital-group-acquires-the-roxburghe-hotel-in-edinburgh-scotland-269038531.html
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Travel Packages office work with a variety of hotels in Edinburgh, including these gems above, and so for the perfect Tattoo 2015 break, check out our deals
This weekend there will round off the celebrations marking 50 years since the Forth Road Bridge opened. In 1964 the bridge opened up the city of Edinburgh to the Kingdom of Fife. However, more importantly, it made the north of Scotland much more accessible for the rest of the UK.
The marvel of the engineering, is still gawped at by all that travel along it’s 1.6 mile stretch, was the 4th largest Suspension bridge at the time of completion. It is by far the toughest bridge of the 4 having to deal with the harsh Scottish winters and gale force winds!
Saturday the 13th will see Big Country performing and a fire river flowing across the span of the bridge, culminating in a street party in South Queensferry.
Read more at Bbc News
From the unique setting of the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, the 2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrates the Year of Homecoming with a cast of more than 1000 performers. The emphasis is on the Commonwealth, with Zulu warriors from South Africa, steel drummers from Trinidad and Tobago, Maori and Ceilidh dancers from New Zealand, military bands from Malta and Singapore and a cultural song and dance troupe from India’s Nagaland.
In this truly international event, the Tattoo Highland Dancers feature dancers from Scotland, New Zealand, Canada and Australia in one of the finest dance displays ever seen on the Castle Esplanade.
The home nations are represented by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, massed fiddlers from Shetland and with the Royal Marines celebrating the 350th anniversary of their founding, the bands of HM Royal Marines Plymouth, Portsmouth and Scotland take centre stage. The Massed Pipes and Drums continue the Commonwealth theme with the home team of British Army pipers being joined by bands from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Tasmania.
With a flypast from the Red Arrows as a curtain raiser, music, dance and precision display against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle are guaranteed.
8.30am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday
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