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Arthur's Seat

Address: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
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Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #1 of 155 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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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 November 26, 2014 NEW

Arthur's Seat is one of my favourite places in Edinburgh. As I live near by, I go here whenever I fancy a bit of fresh air and a walk. There is a large flat area at the bottom, which is great in the summer for a BBQ or a kickabout or whatever. There are a couple of lochs, with plenty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Right on the edge of the city the Holyrood Park is a wonderful area in which to stretch your legs. The highest point, Arthur's Seat which is part of a very old extinct volcano, takes about 45 minutes to climb from the city centre. There are many routes to the top and a detour along the crest of the Salisbury... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

A bit of a pulse in the beginning but all in all an average exercise which made us a bit sweaty but not exhausted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Steep walk but worth it! Keep going all the way to the top. The views are spectacular and its not too hard really!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Wear appropriate shoes and do it!! The way up is a bit difficult but the view will reward you.......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I'm not usually one for hiking, especially when it's 8 degrees and a little muddy. But Arthur's seat is well worth the hike. It offers breath taking views of Edinburgh and is a must do!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Worth the walk for the panoramic views over Edinburgh! Wear sturdy shoes as its quite a trek to the peak of Arthur's seat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A climb that anyone can do, it was packed the day we went. As always with Scotland, take a raincoat because it will probably rain on you. Amazing views from the top, we went up the "easy" way from the pond stright up the hill and then down the "hard" way which is just a bit more scrambling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Would definitely recommend doing this walk, I really enjoyed it and the views were brilliant. I would recommend allowing plenty of time though as we did this on the last day and only had two hours to squeeze it in, so once we had rushed to the top, had to leg it back down again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely walk on a chilly but mild November morning. Lovely view from the top of the whole city, defiantly worth it.

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