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Arthur's Seat

Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
0131 510 75 55
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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
0131 510 75 55
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Reviewed yesterday

it takes sometime, but well worth the climb to the top. just take your time and you will get there. great views of the town

Thank beltar682017
Reviewed yesterday

"Be fit" is the best advice I can offer. If you are a natural hiker, this 1 hour (one way) hike is ideal: you'll have nice views of Holyrood and Parliament as you begin and great views on the summit. (The middle 30 minutes are...More

Thank LetsGooooooo
Reviewed yesterday

The views are nothing worth dying for. If you rarely get out of your chair or climb stairs fast the vista, though special, is not worth dying for. Get a postcard of this volcano........allegedly extinct.......and the view.

Thank beaminster
Reviewed yesterday

The walk to the top was nice, fairly easy, but would recommend some comfortable shoes. It gives a nice view over the city.

Thank Paulien D
Reviewed yesterday

Andy from Edinburgh Cab Tours took us up here and it was well worth it! Magnificent views of downtown Edinburgh.

Thank dfarrell53
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a magical view. The North Sea, Old town, New Town all are majestic. Felt like one foot is in the past while Arthur's watching over from the one and only Arthur's seat:)

Thank sylvia k
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great for an afternoon walk ascending 250 metres and with exceptional views of the city. A real must if you have the right walking shoes.

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found the Palace and Holyrood Park and King Arthur's Seat at the east end of the Royal Mile. We hiked up 3/4 of the hill and got rewarded with spectacular views of the City, Colton Hill, the sea and skyline. It was drizzling so...More

Thank PHLee7ca
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much history, taking a climb up to Arthur's seat is definently worth the time. If you are familiar with the ledgends it makes it more fun. Stunning views of the park and Edinburghs sights.

Thank Ulrika E
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was so refreshing to get out of the city and into nature. The climb up is long, but so worth it. The views up top are beautiful. I saw some people bring up a blanket with lunch, so if you plan ahead you could...More

Thank itssbritt
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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Ong T
11 September 2017|
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Response from eucsgmrc | Reviewed this property |
No, it's free. Unobstructed access from all directions.
30 August 2017|
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Response from kathrynandryan | Reviewed this property |
There isn't anything like that. I said to my partner that they should have somewhere to leave bags, if required. I'd suggest taking appropriate bags, like rucksacks as there's noone at all to ask etc
28 August 2017|
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Response from Kara S | Reviewed this property |
A bus can take you to the trailhead, but you'll have to hike to the top.