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Multiple views of Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo can be seen here during the Edinburgh Festival.
Welcome to the Edinburgh Castle Webcam, strategically positioned within the famous Cannonball House on the east side of the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
The Castle Esplanade is the venue of the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the annual occasion on which, over a period of three weeks in August, the Army presents a lively programme of music, marching and historical re-enactments under floodlights before large and appreciative audiences.
The Edinburgh Tattoo is the most spectacular show in the world, enjoyed by an international television audience of 100 million. But there's no substitute for being there, as part of the 217,000-strong audience over its three-week season on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle who don't simply watch the show but become a part of it.
Edinburgh Castle is also the home of the One O'Clock Gun. This is fired every day except Sunday at precisely 1.00pm to provide everyone with an accurate check for their clocks and watches. You can hear it for miles.