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Arthur's Seat

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
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Ranked #2 of 199 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A very serene and calm place to be in. Its that contrasting part of Edinburgh, which reminds you that Scotland is not all about Royal Castles and Monuments and Cathedrals but also the beautifully painted canvas of nature that it is,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This place has an excellent view on Edinburgh! The point is, that you can see the city for 360 degrees: the cost, monuments and etc. And also you can feel some wind of ancient roman. Well, talking about wind, it could be quite cold where, so better wear warm clothes. Fantastic place to go with friends or family! Strongly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Fantastic escape from the city - a few too many people along the way, but still a great way to spend a few hours.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The way going up the Arthur's seat is steeper than I thought and it was really windy and cold up at the top! Be sure to wear a good pair of shoes and enough clothes. The view of Edinburgh is stunning so it is worth to go all the way up to the top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Nice place to trek with your family,kids and friends. The trek is worth the breath taking view you get to see once you reach the top. We were lucky with the weather,since it was very sunny and pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great views - well worth the trek! Would recommend layering up and taking a bottle of water! Best to go on a clear day as views out to Fife etc are fab.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to make this visit during a lovely sunny day over Easter weekend so the 360* views were beautiful. I would recommend visiting this as one of the first things you do in Edinburgh as it really helps you get your bearings over such a beautiful city. The walk to the top is clearly marked and is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My friend and I rode and walked through the area. Amazing views and an afternoon of relaxation. The weather was alittle chilly but the view and sunshine made it very enjoable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you want the best views of the city, unless you happen to be flying in to the airport, then a climb to Arthur's Seat is a must! It's very central and the walk starts from Holyrood and the Parliament area. There are paths to the top which are great for two thirds of the way and only a bit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I took a casual stroll on the route opposite Holyrood Palace which had a proper (but lumpy and bumpy path). Signs around indicating the risk of falling rocks and because it was such a windy day, I was a little bit concerned but persisted. Fantastic views looking down! Don't forget your camera!

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