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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
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0131 510 75 55
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Reviewed today

Took about an hour to walk up, some of the terrain was extremely tricky as it was uneven and quite steep, but once at the top the views are so worth it.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must-do hike in the heart of Edinburgh. The views are stunning and the photo-ops exquisite. Weather permitting, go for the top and enjoy 360 degree views of the area!

Thank maxinmalaysia
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So we've gone up several times now...a direct route and a more scenic route can get you to the top. Moving here I had hoped to be closer to this amazing extinct volcano, but it just did not come to fruition. The views are worth...More

1  Thank schose
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arthur's Seat provides an amazing view of Edinburgh in all directions. Although there is a relatively easy (still a climb) way up to the top from the car park, the more enjoyable (and energetic) route is to follow the small path from the main park...More

2  Thank Joe T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great walk, defiantly worth doing if you have the time, it's quite a strenuous walk for those who are of average fitness you can do it in about 40 mins

Thank gregf674
Reviewed yesterday

It is really busy but on a sunny day you get a great 360° view over the whole city. Walking around the bottom of the hill is also very nice !

Thank Theresnonameleft
Reviewed yesterday

Arthur's Seat is a hike I do at least once every time I visit Edinburgh. It's an easy, but not boring, hike, with a spectacular view of the city and beyond with every step to the top. It gets quite windy at the top but...More

1  Thank Yasmine83
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the hike for the amazing views even though it can be quite steep. A good day out when it is sunny.

Thank MelCampbell2
Reviewed yesterday

Very nice place to walk and clean your head in park and finaly discover one of the most beautiful view I've ever seen.

Thank njani2017
Reviewed yesterday

Arthur's Seat is by far my favourite place in the world. After a trek around Princes Street, The Royal Mile, Grassmarket etc it's a welcome relief from the business of the City. There are numerous treks up to the top, some easier than others but...More

Thank Kathryn B
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Southside & Holyrood
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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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R T
9 June 2017|
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Response from Mikehark527 | Reviewed this property |
There's no fee - it is just the opening of the trail right off the street. We never made it to the top, but it looks like it would take about an hour to get there on the route we took.
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Ajeeta S
25 May 2017|
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Response from theCd80 | Reviewed this property |
Hi like I said we took what they call the most difficult way up. I did see young children on the path but to be honest personally I wouldn't recommend it. It is rather steep and a lot of dirt and rocky paths. It's not... More
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tillymaem
12 April 2017|
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Response from Lainie G | Reviewed this property |
yes as long as they enjoy climbing and obviously takes little longer my grandson of 7 goes often with family enjoy and admire the views.
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