Learn to play the bagpipes at one of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks
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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!
- expert local guide
- bagpipes and instruments
Refunds and cancellations: 75% is refundable if cancelled seven days before in advance. This policy comes directly from the operator.
This experience is in English and runs in all weathers.