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Arthur's Seat

Address: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
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Ranked #1 of 458 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000...
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Type: Geologic formations, Mountains, Nature & Parks
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, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Like the title suggests, it's great views up the top, if you can make it up there. I'd advise you take snacks, and good walking shoes, as well as plenty of water. But in the end you have a sense of achievement and awe!

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

World Class sadly didn't have time to climb this visit, but fantastic day and just looked stunning, lungs of the city in a Capital city Unique , Central Park NYC amateur status.

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shrewsbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A walk worth taking to take in the great view, it was really windy so we walked up the far side and then popped up from the rear only to be hit by the strong breeze. Great views over the town and the sea Take your camera

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

one off the best views you will ever see amazing and stunning views off edinburgh well worth the long walk up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The most amazing views of Edinburgh and the surrounding landscape. I would say that you need a basic amount of fitness to make it to the top but you do need to be steady on your feet as it has no permanent tracks and the grassy banks can get very slippery. Besides that, I think it is a must do... More 

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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a good walk especially if you go wright to the top.good views from the top, worth doing just for the views, you would need to be young or fit as it's a good walk, steep in places

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Take water bottle, umberella and wear proper hiking shoes and it will take around 3 hrs hike but go on a sunny day as the view might be hampered

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Channel Islands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Being from Scotland some may say I'm biased but I can honestly say that Scotland is a beautiful place to visit. Climbing Arthur's Seat and reaching the top to admire the beautiful views of Edinburgh below is a must :) x Proud to be Scottish

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

the views from here are just excellent all round vistas of edinburgh, the easy walk to the top is well worth it

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great walking area with lots of good paths, wildlife and phenomenal views and can be enjoyed by anyone of reasonable fitness. However, do not be fooled by its closeness to Edinburgh city centre, it's hill walk and can bite. If heading for the summit, Arthur's Seat, you'll find the terrain very rocky and steep. You'll need proper... More 

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