Getting to the Royal Military Tattoo

How to get from Edinburgh Festival Camping to the Royal Military Tattoo


By Tram:


Edinburgh’s Tram is a fast and easy option to get into the city centre. The journey time from Ingliston Park & ride( if driving from EFC), or from the Airport stop ( if walking from EFC)  is just 30 minutes to Princes Street. Trams run from 6.15am heading into the city, with the last tram returning from the city at 11.30pm.


Trams Run every 8 – 10 minutes Monday to Saturday & every 12 – 15 minutes on a Sunday.


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Tram Stop Princes St to Castle



By Bus:


45 – 50 min


Bus no. 20 / 21 / 22 / 900 /909 / X38

then Bus no. 2 / 23 / 27 / 41 / 42 ( or walk)


Mon-Sat: 4:30 AM–11:00 PM · every 9 – 20 min


EFC to Royal Military Tattoo




By Car: via Glasgow Rd/A8 and A8   7.7 miles 20 min ·


Please beware that Edinburgh has limited parking and strict restrictions in place. In the city centre the vast majority of parking is pay and display – always check the instructions on the meter and carry plenty of coins with you or register with Ring and go and pay via a payment card.



From Glasgow Rd

Take A8 to W Bow in Edinburgh

17 min (7.3 mi)

Head east on Glasgow Rd/A8 toward Ingliston Rd

Continue to follow A86.4 mi. Turn right onto Torphichen St/A8

197 ft

Continue straight onto Torphichen St/B700.  Continue to follow B700

0.2 mi

Slight left onto Morrison St/B700

0.2 mi

Continue onto Bread St. Continue onto West Port. Continue onto Grassmarket

0.5 mi

Turn left onto W Bow

240 ft

W Bow turns slightly right and becomes Victoria St

486 ft

Turn left onto George IV Bridge

272 ft

Take the 1st left onto Lawnmarket/The Royal Mile

361 ft

At the roundabout, continue straight onto Castlehill/The Royal Mile


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