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Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years ago. Situated within Holyrood Park, as well as it's rich cultural heritage, the park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled vistas of the city from...more
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Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 510 7555
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All reviews great hike worth the climb salisbury crags well worth the effort holyrood park extinct volcano sunny day views are amazing walking shoes walk up nice walk take your time scottish parliament city centre visiting edinburgh calton hill royal mile
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Reviewed today

great views gets the heart pumping, ask a local best way to go. a hill in the middle of the city?? It must be Edinburgh.

Thank GrandTour474140
Reviewed today

A lovely but very steep walk. Although the hill is steep it is well worth the climb for the fantastic views over Edinburgh, the Firth and beyond. You need stout trainers or walking boots as the path is stony and rough. Need a clear day...More

Thank rainbowdolphin90
Reviewed yesterday

Superb hiking spot, well travelled and an easy climb. Spectacular views of Edinburgh and a chance to escape the hustle & bustle of city streets. A treasured memory of Scotland

Thank Silversurf4
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not for the faint at heart, this climb was more than I expected. And, once to the top, I was wondering what all the hype was about. You might consider taking a Uber and asking them to drive you as close to the top as...More

Thank ezvzbvz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We intended to climb Arthur’s Seat and the Crags in one afternoon. We only succeeded in achieving Arthur’s Seat. It’s a gradual climb with exceptional views in every direction. The natural setting and vantage point is not to be missed. One could spend an afternoon...More

Thank Blythe W
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth making the effort to walk up, it was a dry day but had been bad weather the few days before so the ground was quite wet, wear proper footwear, saw some people in ordinary shoes, this is well worth the climb, I’m mid...More

Thank birthdaygirl186220
Reviewed yesterday

Only for the hale and hearty. We saw too many really older people struggling to get up that incline. Wear your hiking shoes! The paths have loose gravel. You don't have to go all the way to the top but just look out from the...More

Thank Eastern-Shore-4Life
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited on a lovely sunny but cool day. Wonderful walk up a decent path, but very slippery at the top. Terrific view and worth the hike. Would definitely do again.

Thank debra w
Reviewed yesterday

We went to Arthu's seat and had an amazing time the place is so peaceful it really encourages you to relax. There is a short walk up the hill which you can walk up to and see a view from top. All in all really...More

Thank Bhavya_mohan
Reviewed yesterday

An easy climb up will reward you with awesome views. A must !! Literally near Holyrood Palace -so you can easily do both.

Thank citydoc2018
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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Carrie M
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline L | Reviewed this property |
There are different routes. The one that is closest to Hollywood Palace is rocky and a bit steep but if you go round to the other side it’s a gently, grassier slope. I believe there are a few different paths of different... More
July 21, 2018|
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Response from HelenA1193 | Reviewed this property |
there is a car park straight across from it costs 1 pound an hour so take plenty of change it is a good place to park all day if you need too as it is right around the corner from the Royal Mile
Lia B
July 19, 2018|
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Response from RYAN W | Reviewed this property |
The hike will take about 2 hours in total. You can absolutely take a baby if you have the proper carrier (hiking backpack). Depends on how old. If it’s an infant I would recommend a front carrier. However, if you feel... More