Edinburgh Castle Esplanade: a totally unique venue
Edinburgh Castle Esplanade is without a doubt one of the most unique venues in the UK, if not the world. Essentially the forecourt to the beautiful Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the capital city of Scotland from atop a rocky outcrop, the Esplanade has played host to numerous concerts and events over the years. With beautiful illumination and a breathtaking view, tickets to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade will not disappoint - buy or sell them now on StubHub.
Experience incredible concerts at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
Edinburgh Castle Esplanade is one of the most prominent features of this ancient fortress, which sits atop the plug of an extinct volcano at the heart of the Scottish capital. Every summer the venue is transformed into a unique outdoor concert hall, offering audiences from across the world the chance to see outstanding performances. Lionel Richie, Tom Jones, Arcade Fire and Olly Murs have all performed here, yet the most famous of the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade events is undoubtedly The Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Held every August to coincide with the Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Tattoo sees British, Commonwealth and international armed forces conduct incredible demonstrations of music and dance, with each performance rounded off by an amazing display of fireworks. While the very first tattoo was held in 1949 in the Princes Street Gardens, the castle has hosted the event since 1950 and sees international audiences of around 220,000 every year. An absolute world one-off, tickets for Edinburgh Castle Esplanade can be bought or sold on StubHub.
Be blown away by Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
While concerts at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade typically see the entire forecourt filled with chairs, the Military Tattoo sees seating at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade limited to the grandstands on either side of the central court. Impressively high, seats at the very top are not recommended for those who have a fear of heights, but perhaps for those who want to get a bird's eye view of the action and as close to the fireworks as possible! In general, the view from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade is incredible: with the city at your feet and the castle beautifully lit up in the background, you'll feel like you've wandered into a fairy tale. Though most concerts at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade are held in the summer, be aware that the entire venue is outdoors and, especially so high up, can get rather chilly at night - make sure to come prepared! Yet come rain or shine, one thing is for sure: this is a venue at which you will have an experience you'll never forget. Buy or sell Edinburgh Castle Esplanade tickets on StubHub now and make a dream come true!
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