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“Wonderful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
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Ranked #3 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains
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.
Charleston, Oregon, United States
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Went during a storm but still completely worth it. Right when I got to the top, a beam of sunlight came out and hit the city. It was fantastic. The views are great all the way up!

Visited January 2012
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“A must when in Edinburgh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The amazing views are worth the climb, so choose a clear day. Advice would be to use the northern path passing St Margaret's chapel as the stone path to the south was very slippery.

Visited November 2012
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“Great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The steps/stone pitching up to the top from the western side can get very slippery. Otherwise enjoy the climb and views from the top.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

My wife and I hiked up Arthur's Seat during the middle of a nice sunny day. Quite the distance to the top and some routes are fairly slippery or rocky but if you're at all coordinated it shouldn't be a problem. Once you've reached the top, no matter how much you do or don't struggle, you'll be satisfied with the amazing views you discover. Would surely go back up, if ever given the chance to again.

Visited October 2012
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“Great Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

50 minute walk round Arthur's Seat with panaramic views of Edinburgh. Great way to relax and clear your mind.

Visited November 2012
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