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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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Tranent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

on a good day take time to look all around you amazing, nothing to dislike here. we had pinic with us, have been lots of times.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Weather permitting, don't miss the climb up to Arthur's seat. Take the path near Holyrood Palace - approx. 40 minutes at a good pace to the top. The views of the city are amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great walk on a sunny day to digest a full scottish breakfast - take water and a snack (we had peaches) with you

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Words can't describe the view from the top of Arthur's Seat. Me and my friend are now in our sixties, we are not serious walkers so decided to take a taxi as far up the mountain as we could. Our taxi driver dropped us off at Dunsapie loch. It didn't take us long to teach the top. My slip on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The view is amazing and you will feel so great! Pretty strenuous but I made it to the top and back down in 1.5 hours no problem.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Amazing views overlooking the beautiful city and all surrounding areas. Not many cities can boast this kind of gem. Will need suitable shoes. Why not take a picnic.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

As someone who's never really spent a great deal of time climbing things, this little treasure was fantastic! isn't too steep, and doesn't go on forever! the view at the top is unbeatable and it isn't a million miles away from everything else. I'll be going back next time I visit Edinburgh.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Take a walk up to Arthur-s Seat, the hill in the Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. It is a long walk up the mountain, but the view is fantastic.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

How could you not like having great views from the top of a hill in the centre of a city like Edinburgh...and it's a great bit of exercise!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The walk didn't take long. I think we were a touch over an hour up and down including viewing from the top. It was VERY windy when we were there but nonetheless amazing and would definitely recommend the walk if you are in Edinburgh.

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