"Spectacular Event with Accessibility for Everyone"
2 users agreeVisit Date: August 2016
This visit included a person who uses: Mobility ScooterOverview
This event is a must see for visitors to Edinburgh but also for residents. It is suitable for anyone but especially for those with mobility issues and those in Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters. There are ramps and special places set aside for wheelchair and scooter users which give amazing views of this stunning show. There are also adjacent seats for a person accompanying. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There are also disabled toilets which are roomy and easily accessible. The access to the Castle Esplanade is on an incline so can need a strong effort to push a wheelchair up. Cars can only drop off on the hill leading up to the Castle so parking can be quite a way from the event. This is the only slight downside but doesn't detract from the experience of this amazing event. Worth every extra effort. Another upside is that if you contact the booking office directly you can get one ticket with a free ticket for the carer with you. Works out as 2 for 1 so cost can be shared. This concession can only be done through the actual Tattoo Office and not through ticket sites. A definite must if you are in Edinburgh. Not to be missed!!! As it is high up it can be windy and chilly even on a warm day so always wrap up well and be prepared for inclement weather BUT it is still a wonderful spectacle.
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Highly recommend this amazing spectacular for everyone. It would be a once in a lifetime experience for anyone visiting the city from the heart-stirring sounds of the Massed Pipes and Drums to the many and varied performances from around the world. Very moving and atmospheric listening to the lone piper from the ramparts. Light show on the frontage of the Castle and the Fireworks at the end all add to this must-see event