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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

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

Thank annemarie f
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

But be prepared for a serious hike. We did this in the rain so the wet rocks and mud did not help, but I’m sure it’s not easy climb towards the top on any day. I wore LL Bean boots and was OK navigating the...More

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the Royal Mile it took us about 45-60 min to reach Arthur's Peak. The climb is quite ardous but the views up there are utterly rewarding. On the day of our visit it was about 7°C with strong winds. Due to the climb our...More

Thank D3an_M0riarty
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very manageable walk but still get a real sense of achievement when making it to the top thanks to the amazing views. would recommend wearing shoes with a good grip as there is some scrambling to be done nearer the top.

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Do not go in high winds! Take the route around the back and that way you get to see towards Berwick on your way up to a spectacular view over Edinburgh as you crest the summit. (It's only 250m vertical ascent!).

Thank Bootneckabroad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for a walk with friends here, tough enough but the views are absolutely amazing! Definitely worth doing

Thank 7130GTM
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well officially I am sure it is not actually a mountain but it feels like it by the time you have got to the top for fantastic views of the Firth of Forth and the wonderful city of Edinburgh.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked down the Royal Mile, Turned right at the very end and then you will see the paths you can take up to the top.. Arthurs seat is one of four hill forts in Edinburgh. It offers plenty – Hill walks, Parks, and unbeatable...More

Thank jasminecora
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arriving for the rugby test weekend we decided to stroll up here before our eating and drinking started. I have run round the road, scrambled up the crags, but never walked to the top. A fine experience fabulous views pretty good paths and a selection...More

Thank Chatz2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great view. Wonderful hike. Luckily we had great weather on the 17th November. Fully worth the effort climbing.

Thank moraes_tn
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
6 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.
3 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