CIE TOURS - April 16, 2017
Our first night in Edinburgh was at a lovely hotel where, apparently, Prince Charles stays when he is staying in Edinburgh. We certainly were feeling glamorous. We attended the 44th Taste of Scotland. We wined and dined on traditional Haggis, similar to a sausage, and enjoyed some Scottish entertainment. There were singers, dancers, and bagpipe players. It was everything you would imagine your first night in Scotland to be.
Owl on the Royal Mile at the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle and Fireworks in the night sky at The 2017 Royal Military Tattoo
I could have spent all day walking down Edinburgh, stopping in cafes, enjoying shops filled with the Scottish plaid, and admiring the intricate architecture. It was difficult to pull ourselves away from the city, but we decided to rest for the late evening ahead.
The Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo
The evening’s festivities were what we all had been waiting for! The Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo. No, I am not referring to permanently branding ourselves with ink. Tattoo has two meanings! A tattoo is a military performance of music of armed forces. Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh’s imposing castle, The Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo is one of the most iconic events in Edinburgh’s calendar.
Our seats were in the first row right in the center! I could not believe the up-close experience of this event! Numerous countries were present during the performances such as India, England, France, and for the first time ever, Japan! The consensus of the group was unanimous: The Tattoo was well worth the trip! “I could have watched it all night!” said one of our guests and I could not agree more!
Our Grand Tour of Britain and Ireland Group at the 2017 Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, Scotland
CIE you there!