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

a bit harder than i expected but super fun hike. definitely worth the time and effort. Try and go on a more clear day to see the views

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 1beautifulbackpacker
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Decided to take a walk and enjoy the lovely weather. We made our way up the hill.. not quite sure how long it took but the kids loved it. Spectacular views!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank D3021DVmiguelp
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth the trek up to the top for the great views over the city. Recommend taking a bottle of water with you

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SteveAvis
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

my experience of climbing to the Arthur's Seat was extraordinary, even with rain and a strong wind I managed to reach the destination.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 469alexsandera
Reviewed 3 days ago

The climb up arthurs seat is hard but once at the top its definitely worth it! the view is beautiful!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tashaatt
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is amazing. That is a great advantage of Edinburgh - you can actually go hiking in the city centre! It is not hard walk though, not more than 20 minutes from the bottom. However, if it is rainy, be prepared that the ground...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paulina S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A gentle hill. no animals. breeze coming down at you but the views are amazing ! Blue sky above.... Lovely swans int he loch below. not far from grass market

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can see the whole city and beyond from the top. Luckily there was a trad band playing when we were there. Added to it. Took about 35 mins to go up and we took the easier route down but takes longer. Hike up is tough...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Eoin O
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to visit for views and a short hike. Wear comfortable shoes, ideally with grip as paths can be muddy/slippery. Bring windproof gear as it will be windy and cold in all seasons.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Eeveedoctor
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took about 3 hours and went all the way up and then back down. There are many trails branching of on the way up if you want more views/exercise. Not a rainy day activity and even after the rain bring shoes with grip because...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stealthp17
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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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21 February 2019|
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Response from PhillyGirl1215 | Reviewed this property |
The wind at the top is always pretty rough. 11 mph is the surface wind, so always add at least 10 more mph to get the summit wind speed
2 December 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
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.