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Edinburgh Tattoo 2022

Edinburgh Tattoo 2022

Visit Edinburgh's spectacular world famous Military Tattoo. Includes the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse and amazing Rosslyn Chapel - as featured in the Da Vinci Code

 

INCLUDED IN THIS WONDERFUL BREAK 

 

 

  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    is a spectacular like no other. A kaleidoscope of music, dance and entertainment. All set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. See your evening burst into life with a colourful blend of Scottish pipe and drum bands, highland dancers and performers from across the world. Bigger, better and more technically thrilling than ever before. A unique mix of military tradition and global cultures. This really is an experience for the senses. Your seat is waiting.  Important: The Tattoo takes place in the ancient historic setting on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, at the top of a steep hill, which may present some access difficulties for some, particularly the elderly with disabilities or of limited mobility. Please ask for our advice before booking the tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse -  stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Explore the Palace's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland. According to medieval legend, the Abbey was founded in 1128 by David I of Scotland after seeing a vision of a stag. When James IV built the first royal palace in 1503 the gardens were the setting for tournaments, hunting, hawking and archery.

 



  • Rosslyn Chapel - Founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel today attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting. The chapel took some 40 years to build and its ornate stonework and mysterious symbolism have inspired - and intrigued – artists and visitors ever since. Today, there are countless theories, myths and legends associated with the Chapel, many of which are impossible to prove or disprove conclusively. The tour guides will be able to tell you more about these, and about the history of the Chapel, during your visit.

    Rosslyn Chapel came to worldwide prominence through The Da Vinci Code, a novel written by Dan Brown, which was published in 2003. In the story, the main characters, Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu, investigate a murder in the Louvre and, in doing so, follow a set of clues to unravel a mystery, taking them to London and then to Rosslyn Chapel.  It is estimated that 81 million copies of the book have been published, making it one of the most popular of all time.

    In 2006, a film was made, based on the book. The aerial view of the Chapel in the film was based on a one-sixth scale model, specially created, because the Chapel itself was under scaffolding at the time. Most of the interior scenes of the Chapel were filmed here, and the main actors Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou, were on site for a few days.  In the film, the characters enter the Chapel by the west door and replica walls were created and temporarily put in place to keep the scaffolding out of view (see image).

    After filming, Tom Hanks said: ‘Few locations in film are so delightful and few destinations live up to their billing, but Rosslyn Chapel was all one could imagine or hope for.’

     www.rosslynchapel.com


  • 2 nights in the 4* Doubletree by Hilton, Cumbernauld  -  a jewel in the Scottish countryside, with stunning views towards the magnificent Campsie Hills. The hotel has a swimming pool and gym, a relaxing spa.  Room for Sole use £58 www.qhotels.co.uk

 

  • Breakfasts, Dinners & Tuesday High Tea

 

  • Coach travel  -

      from Leeds, Pudsey, Calverley, Farsley, Horsforth, Bradford, Ainley Top

 

  • Fully Escorted

    -  by Hanson Exclusives’ Tour Manager

 

  • Please note: All images copyright Visit Scotland & Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Rosslyn Chapel & Hilton Westerwood Hotel

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Ainley Top Ainley Top - Layby in front of Cedar Court Hotel
Bradford Bradford - Drake Street
Behind Telegraph & Argus Building
Calverley Woodhall Road Calverley - Woodhall Road
Junction of Thornill Street
Farsley Farsley - Old Road
Outside The Library
Horsforth New Road Side Horsforth New Road Side Bus Stop near The Fleece
Leeds Leeds - Aire Street
By the first bus stop
Pudsey Pudsey - Manor House Street
Behind Town Hall / Outside Wetherspoons
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