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Arthur's Seat

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland (Holyrood/Scottish Parliament)
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Ranked #2 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
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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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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Dont be put off as it does look intimidating from the bottom. There is a nice path up and children under 10 were walking up it easily. Great views from the top, must do!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great view over the city, perfect for a picnic in the sun. Also, very nice place to take photos during springtime.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Get up early - climb up to the top - you are rewarded with a magnificent view of the city. Have lunch in the Sheep's Heid - in Duddingston - what a brilliant start to your day.

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London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
33 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A steep climb but worth the effort for the great views of the city and beyond plus the feeling of achievement. Where walking shoes as the way can be rough and slippery, and take some water with you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Nice path, easy to follow and what a stunning and beautiful view at the top! It really showed how big Edinburgh is

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Weather perfect for a climb and worth the effort - views from the top are fabulous. Came down the other side and visited the lovely Sheeps Heid for a much needed drink.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We always bring our visitors up here. A volcanic plug right in the middle of the city with fantastic views 360 degrees around, including historic Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, the city skyline and beyond the Pentland Hills and the sea. Easily accessible by car and bus, easy to walk up to the top. Great any time of the year.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a must on a day with good weather. Located in the beautiful Holyrood Park. Nice walk up to the summit which isn't too hard, but points for a rest if necessary. The most amazing views of Edinburgh can be seen from the top on a clear day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If it's a dry day, clear with not too much wind then climb Arthur Seat or take the walk along the radical road immediately below Salsbury Crags. The view of Edinburgh and the surrounding area is superb. Two place to climb from, one at the weat end of the Crags or walk up to Dunsappie Loch. This is the easier... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I thought'd we'd just "run up to the top" of Arthur's Seat, snap some pics and then get dinner. It wound up taking us much longer than we anticipated, it is quite steep in some places! We also ended up spending more time at the top taking in the views. Absolutely beautiful. A must see for anyone... More

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