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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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Reviewed today via mobile

It is a long walk, from the bottom of the hill until the top quite hard if it is a windy day. But the views you can get there, well the most stunning of Edinburgh.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 106albertoh
Reviewed today via mobile

It is quite a tough climb - maybe we ended up on the steeper route though. The starting point is pretty close to the Royal Mike. The views are great so it is worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maryglasnevin
Reviewed today via mobile

Wasn’t a tough climb at all just make sure you have appropriate footwear as there are some areas with loose rocks and a bit sloppy in spots.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DaciaLewis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed this fairly tough walk however in saying that it is completely achievable. The views are breathtaking give such a fantastic view of the city. Took us 45 mins to get to the top. It was so windy at the top we didn’t stay...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nmwarbs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fab family walk kids loved it brisk and brad Autumn walk views are absolutely amazing and breath taking will definitely be taking family here again 😁

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank miriamelliott76
Reviewed yesterday

Did this a few times, nice walk and ideal for childern as well. Great views at the top. Can be windy so take a bobble hat in winter. Then I would go to Holyrood House. Great day out

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cathie O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very cold winters day,and a great healthy brisk walk with my husband. It is very accessible to all ages and ability

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pearlie22
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Early morning walk up Arthur 's Seat. Very bleak and beautiful, it was very cold and windy... recommended for those who enjoy a challenge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lorrained952
Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably not the best day to attempt this as it was very windy and the paths were quite muddy and slippery. I made it three quarters up and my daughter and her boyfriend made it to the top where it was cold and windy. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suemaclaine
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great walk up to the top of Arthur's Seat is a must when visiting Edinburgh. The views are spectacular and the walk very fun without being too challenging.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike A
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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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December 1, 2018|
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Response from pam4336 | Reviewed this property |
It rained a fair bit when I hiked up. and between the cloud bursts and wind it was still a great walk. the views varied on the way up and down. we chose go go one way up and another back down and enjoyed them both despite... More
October 23, 2018|
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Response from Ben M |
The smooth path ends fairly early on for a gravel and dirt path so I don’t think it’s advised.
Leah B
October 20, 2018|
Response from Eastern-Shore-4Life | Reviewed this property |
We didn't realize there were charted routes although you can see the trails and people on them. Unless you're in excellent physical shape, I would follow the crowd. My husband and I are in great shape, weight lift, cardio... More