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Arthur's Seat

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
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Ranked #3 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains
Activities: Walking
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A must if you visit the city of Edinburgh. Amazing views .If its a nice day take a packed lunch and just take in the beauty of it all.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing view on all the city, if you like that kind of stuff the hike is totally worth it. Not too difficult, a bit long, bring water! There's a good area for picnic there on the hill next to the seat.

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Arthur's Seat, which we were told has nothing to do with King Arthur, is where you want to go to view Edinburgh. It involves walking, a lot of walking, but if it is a clear day, don't miss it.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Arthur's seat is a good change from the regular touristic sites of Europe and UK. Although, am a fan of historic sites and marvelous architectures, when in UK and Europe it may get a little too much of similar buildings, castles and museums. Arthur's seat brings a good flavor of a simple site to spend half a day in midst... More

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North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It takes some time to get up to Arthur's Seat but it's definitely worth it. The view above Edinburgh is great.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This gem is on my doorstep and it's a place I've visited a lot recently. The views of Edinburgh, and all round (to Fife, Stirling, North Berwick) are great, especially first thing in the morning or early evening when the light is pure and magic. But even more amazing is the land itself - there are so many angles, slopes,... More

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Planet Earth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nice walk and amazing view. Its not as hard as it looks, give it a try you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place just outside the city. It is really worth seeing - I thought it was lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

fantastic view of the city and amazing that you can spend half an hour walking and then you are on top of the world - in the middle of the city. Pac your picnic bag before you go....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A must-see even if you have only 2 or 3 days in Edinburgh. I spent the morning climbing and then down on my way to Holyrood Palace. There are many ways to go up. I hadn't researched before, and there was a faster path, but I went anyway and was blessed with gorgeous views over Edinburgh. Also be sure to... More

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