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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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This extinct volcano sits in the heart of Edinburgh. There are multiple routes up and down for walkers of all abilities. My sons love climbing to the top (my son first climbed it independently age 5). There are clear paths with gentle gradients. The walk...More

Thank malkie50
Reviewed today

Climbing Arthur's seat is one of the main highlights of my trip. It is challenging but not impossible! I suggest doing it. The air, the sights, and the feeling you have when you reach the top is unbelievable. Be sure to set aside a couple...More

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed today

walking up here can be a challenge but the views make it all worth while. you can see right across town

Thank Marion D
Reviewed today via mobile

This attraction is for fit people.The trek to top is steep.Edinburgh is known for this.View from here is spectacular.Nature lovers and photographers will love it.

Thank Ssimran
Reviewed today

This definitely worth the hike. You can see the whole City and it's just breathtaking! I recommend a rain jacket.

Thank Strega324
Reviewed today via mobile

It is a strenuous climb and rocky underfoot. You need decent shoes. The summit is glorious such views. Nice clear day essential and take your time it’s fab!

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed today via mobile

There are multiple paths to take and I took a harder one than I wanted, but it was worth it at the top. I got to right below the summit and opted not to go farther, but because my legs were jello and it was...More

Thank Exploration715862
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arthur’s Seat is well worth the effort if you are feeling fit. Excellent views across the city and out to sea or country make it worth the effort. If you aren’t feeling so active there is a drive up to save you walking all of...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's quite an exhausting climb up to the summit but worth every step of it. We started at the holyrood car park and it took us about 45 min up to the summit. Such a stunning view!

Thank Juliane-Vey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are many paths to access Arthur’s Seat; we took the difficult one to get some exercise. And wow we earned the view! Wear good shoes because it is rocky and wild without a clearly carved/protected path. And wow it can get windy!! Making the...More

Thank Vanessa H
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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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Carrie M
23 July 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline L | Reviewed this property |
There are different routes. The one that is closest to Hollywood Palace is rocky and a bit steep but if you go round to the other side it’s a gently, grassier slope. I believe there are a few different paths of different... More
22 July 2018|
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Response from HelenA1193 | Reviewed this property |
there is a car park straight across from it costs 1 pound an hour so take plenty of change it is a good place to park all day if you need too as it is right around the corner from the Royal Mile
20 July 2018|
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Response from RYAN W | Reviewed this property |
The hike will take about 2 hours in total. You can absolutely take a baby if you have the proper carrier (hiking backpack). Depends on how old. If it’s an infant I would recommend a front carrier. However, if you feel... More