The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is Scotland’s biggest, bestselling outdoor spectacle. The venue itself is situated in the most popular part of the city on Edinburgh Castle’s doorstep, high above the skyline.


Patrons with limited mobility, those with heart or respiratory problems and those that suffer from vertigo, may find access more challenging. However, we do not want anyone to miss out, so if you are in any doubt whatsoever about the venue accessibility, we recommend that you contact the Tattoo Office to discuss your particular requirements.


Wheelchair access

Wheelchair spaces which include the admission of one essential companion are located at the front of Sections 1-4 and 12-17 and at the top of Section 10. Access to the wheelchair areas in Section 1–4 and 12–17 is via a ramp and access to the wheelchair area in Section 10 is by way of an elevator. Wheelchair spaces can be purchased by calling the Tattoo Office on +44 (0) 131 225 1188 or emailing

Each wheelchair ticket will admit one wheelchair user (who must arrive in and remain in their wheelchair throughout the performance) and one essential companion. 


Accessible seating access

Accessible seating is available in the front row of Sections 12-17 and only 5 steps from ground level. Accessible seating can be purchased by calling the Tattoo Office on +44 (0)131 225 1188 or emailing

As the number of seats in the wheelchair and accessible seating areas are limited it may not be possible to sit your whole party together, as such it may be necessary to separate your party. We will however do our best to allocate seating for accompanying relatives or friends as close as possible.


Accessible Vehicle Passes

Monday to Friday performances (excluding Thursday 1 August and Friday 9 August 2024) allow for a vehicle convoy to drop off wheelchair and accessible ticket holders on the Castle Esplanade, prior to the show start.  Spaces in the convoy are limited and must be arrange with the Tattoo Office by calling +44 (0) 131 225 1188 or emailing



Accessible toilets are are available within the venue on ground level under the stands and beside wheelchair Section 10. A changing places facility is also available just inside the venue entrance.


Modular Changing Place

We have installed a modular changing place toilet at our venue. Supplied and installed by Innova Care Concepts, the unit includes specialist healthcare equipment such as an overhead hoist system.


Low-level ramp access

Low-level seating is easy to access from the Esplanade via ramps. Seating is designed so that wheelchairs are interspersed with essential companion seating alongside.


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