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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 yesterday

While visiting Edinburgh please take the time to do this breathtaking hike to Arthurs Seat. The elevation gain is less then 900 feet and can be accomplished by anyone with a reasonable fitness level. I hiked it with my Mom (shes 62 and does not...More

Thank Trina110
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the blue route up and the red down. It's a medium trail up and tough trail down. The views are spectacular. Dress in layers. It gets windy at the top.

Thank Mariza F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great walk. Lots of people doing it so you can set your own pace. Once there you can see all over the city of Edinburgh. Easy to find just look for the big hill and start walking

Thank currycook
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely walk on a nice day. Good view from the top if you can get the visibility. Lots of puppies, if being around puppies makes you happy (like me). Steep In parts but all in all a fair walk. Takes about 1.5 hours with a...More

Thank bunnyofdarkness
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great dayhike! We took our to young daughter up and she made the whole trip, very exciting. The views from the top are spectacular, though the final climb to the top can be a bit dicey and windy. Bring your camera, a snack, and a...More

Thank Navaho J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a good place to visit in Edinburgh. You don't have to pay to visit the park and the access until the summit is not so hard. I went up by one side of the mountain where the pathway was made of stones creating a...More

Thank Vitor d
Reviewed yesterday

This was one of my favorite things we did while in Edinburgh! The views were amazing! We got lucky and had beautiful weather. The walk was all uphill - so be ready to for that, but once you get up to the top, the hike...More

Thank Alyssa R
Reviewed yesterday

A great summer activity for all the family \Takes about an hour from bottom to top. The view of Edinburgh from the top is well worth the climb

Thank linhughes6
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a striking place to visit. I've never seen anything like this in a large city park. Great to look at, great to hike up to or on top of, Visually stunning.

Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a short hike to the top of Arthur's Seat. Very worth the effort. The view of the city is great!

Thank tinaferguson1957
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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
...More
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Ong T
11 September 2017|
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Response from eucsgmrc | Reviewed this property |
No, it's free. Unobstructed access from all directions.
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31 August 2017|
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Response from kathrynandryan | Reviewed this property |
There isn't anything like that. I said to my partner that they should have somewhere to leave bags, if required. I'd suggest taking appropriate bags, like rucksacks as there's noone at all to ask etc
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ClarehTM
29 August 2017|
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Response from Kara S | Reviewed this property |
A bus can take you to the trailhead, but you'll have to hike to the top.
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