Piping Hot

Learn to play the bagpipes at one of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks

Private Tour

Family Friendly History Exclusive Private


  • Learn how to play Scotland's most iconic instrument
  • Experience a private performance by a professional piper
  • Enjoy stunning city views

What Nick says
Nick Boulos is one of Britain’s leading travel writers. Read more Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.

"No sound is more emblematic of Scotland than the bagpipes. It's thought the national instrument originated in Egypt was first played here in the late 1500s. And this is your chance to have a go yourself. After being serenaded by your own private piper at the top of Calton Hill, with all the city spread out beneath you, it’s time to get some air into those lungs. Your interactive masterclass covers the history of the pipes and how they work plus some enlightening anecdotes from your guides and real-life professional pipers, who later help you master the basics. Warning: it’s harder than it looks!"


- English speaking tour guide

- Bagpipes and instruments

Important info:

This is a private experience available on most mornings or afternoons.

Price is based on a group of six.
This tour runs in all weathers.

Meeting point supplied upon booking.

Refunds and changes: permitted with a 50% refund if cancelled seven days or more in advance.

Can't find a time or date that's right for you? Get in touch! We'll be happy to arrange something suitable. Please contact us: hello@makemyday.travel

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from £50pp
Price based on group of 6 people

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