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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 yesterday via mobile

A bit of nature almost in the middle of the city. Worth the little effort to climb to the top, from there the view is simply stunning!

Thank isobr
Reviewed yesterday

situated in scotland's "central belt" edinburgh lies on the firth of forth's southern shore. the city centre is about 2 1/2 miles southwest of the shoreline of leith and 26 miles inland from the east coast of scotland and the north sea at dunbar. while...More

Thank steve d
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice walk on a good weather day. Be careful as it can be slippery on muddy path. Beautiful views of the city. A really nice park.

Thank HC T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We got to see Arthurs seat twice. We could see it from Edinburgh Castle and also when we on the hop on hop off bus tour. People were walking up it for the view.

Thank upmost
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with my girlfriend, somehow we went not using the main path but in the end, it was worth it to climb there! Great view but windy!

Thank Maciej W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful hike with optional trails to the summit. Lovely views overlooking the city & countryside. Can be a bit Slick in parts of rocks or trail is wet. Wear appropriate shoes & layer. May be quite windy at the top.

Thank SRpainter
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sensible footwear is a must. It’s best on a good day but still ok in not so good weather if you are dressed for it. The views across Edinburgh are great and well worth the effort.

Thank isabelt819
Reviewed 3 days ago

From far away, Arthur's Seat looks high and inaccessible. But head over the Holyrood Park and take your time and you'll be up there in 30-60 minutes. It gets pretty windy up there so even if it's a warm summers day, bring a coat! The...More

1  Thank Chris54354
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its takes some climbing and walking to reach it ,but its very rewading..the views are beutiful,Bring comfortable shoes and camera !

Thank Vanja K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wanted to do this last time i was in Edinburgh but weather was really bad so i really wanted to make sure i did it this time. My husband and i woke up early and set off. When you get to the bottom there...More

1  Thank annemarie f
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