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Arthur's Seat

Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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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 its many vantage points. The park has several Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designations due to its exceptional range of grassland habitats and its internationally important volcanic geology. Ranger service on site.
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Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome quick hike, only took 1.5 hours from our hotel on the royal mile to go up take some awesome pictures, absorb the beautiful panorama and then hike back down. Beatuiful views but incredibly windy at the top, bring decent shoes.

1  Thank CGCAN
Reviewed 2 days ago

This view is from Queen's Drive. Taken on City Tour, before going to Edinburgh Tattoo in the evening. Another memorable event.

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was our first day in the city so we were keen to see all of Edinburgh! We went up Arthur seat....it was fantastic and we could see the whole of Edinburgh and more of the other suburbs too....fantastic views! Was nervous going up due...More

Thank Sammy C
Reviewed 4 days ago

amazing workout, unbelievable views and worthy of every drop of sweat! Definitely need hiking shoes/boots, water and your camera

Thank cstanfie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Climbed up Arthur's seat today in -5 temperatures but with clear blue skies the views were amazing.This was quite an easy climb for us, the paths are clearly marked and wide as you get nearer the top it is more rocky but still able to...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't take the hike as our time was limited but could well imagine it having a spectacular view on a good clear day.

Thank hollgatt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Opted for a solo visit to. Arthur’s seat. Did not disappoint. The views are stunning and the walk itself is rather easy.

1  Thank AmyRG
Reviewed 5 days ago

Steep but short climb and well worth the views. It can get extremely busy at the top when the weather is good!

Thank mrsw2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth the effort to walk up. A very popular tourist attraction. Track easy to follow. The 360 views are amazing. You won’t be disappointed. The sense of achievement and knowing that you’ve earned the cake or dessert later without guilt!!😁

1  Thank AnnieRafters
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Climbed Arthur's seat on 5th November night to see the fireworks for Guy Fawkes night. Views were spectacular, and a few people doing the same. Would recommend it, but very windy and cold so wrap up warm!

1  Thank alicet92
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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大 方
5 November 2017|
Response from DuckAndrew | Reviewed this property |
Go to the royal mile, and walk towards the Parliament away from the castle. Then you are there , it should be a 30-40 min walk.
Benjamin B
5 November 2017|
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Response from DuckAndrew | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are different routes to get to the top, but average it takes 45mins - 1h one way; keep to the path.
2 October 2017|
Response from jmarie254 | Reviewed this property |
I was there from September 3rd thru the 8th and I would say it was busy but not oppressive. Fringe Festival and the Tatoo are over but it's still tourist season. I did't have any issue getting restaurant reservations or a... More