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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 June 2005

We took the senic route, along the front path of athers seat and the aroud the back and climbed up to the front. This took about 40 minuites and was very worthwhile even saw a falcon on the way up. However you can take about...More

16  Thank Safari20586
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Despite the great views after a strenous walk, what really lets this place down is the lack of amenities. No gift shop, no free wifi, Nowhere to sit unless you want to sit on the floor, Could really do with something like a Tesco Express...More

34  Thank leweasel
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All reviews great hike worth the climb salisbury crags well worth the effort holyrood park extinct volcano sunny day views are amazing walking shoes walk up nice walk take your time scottish parliament city centre visiting edinburgh calton hill royal mile
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recommend this is so fun but tiring,it depends on your energy level. But once u at the top the view is unexplainable. That has to be experienced by every personnel.

Thank chani1991
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really nice experience. If you like to hike you should definitely do that. The view is just beautiful. Scotland is such a lovely country, I can't wait to go back.

2  Thank Bridgetocultures
Reviewed yesterday

A manageable climb, need to be careful with your foot placement, some loose rocks & uneven steps. A popular climb, the summit was busy, but everyone was courteous, everyone had the chance to take their photo's. Found the descent easier down a gradual grassy slope...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed fairly close by, so accessing Holyrood park was just a short walk down the road. Once you start climbing, choose your path carefully as there are a few options. Do your research online before you go, because some are a little bit more...More

Thank BlakeRoche
Reviewed yesterday

The sight was beautiful but unfortunately it was really crowded, especially up on top. The hike itself is not too bad.

Thank fm1453
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my danish friends to the summit so they could see across the city but also to clear our heads after a few drinks the night before! The path was a little slippery in places and one of our guys couldn't make it as...More

Thank UkPeely
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went up the direct route from Pollock Halls and down the gentle route to the park, both are great You might find people sat in the safe walkways, cant legislate for eegits. Not an easy yomp for anyone that is frail Brilliant views from...More

Thank Lemonblade
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's an increbible place in the middle of a city. It's easy to get there and you take the path to top even if you're not dressed for nature :D Unless it's raining of course. If you go there by sunset or sunrise, there will...More

Thank Aneta G
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can take the longer walk by turning right at the entrance of the park. In that way you can approach the Arthur's seat from a different side than the majority does.

Thank Suturn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely spot and perfect views of Edinburgh. Highly recommend climbing up, which isn’t too taxing. Easily accessible from the city - wear good footwear!

Thank Seanbish
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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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24 October 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
21 October 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
Leah B
21 October 2018|
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Response from Nimmy37 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can go up when you want and there are several routes. No admission gate or anything. Very sensible shoes and water are a must. Well worth it though. Enjoy.