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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...more
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This was a great way to get a good view of the city and get some exercise. It was a fairly easy climb, though I'd recommend the proper footwear (I wore Toms - Oops!). The great thing about it is that there are actually multiple...More
It is not a long hike but you do go up in elevation very fast and the top is very rocky and uneven so wear comfortable shoes. I saw girls in heels trying to walk on the path and falling. It was quite busy when...More
As a family we have done a lot of walking. The weather was mild, plenty of people but not too many (given it was Sunday), the mood buoyant, the views incredible. It was slightly more than moderate though. Don’t forget to take some water! A...More
Great location to see a panorama of the city, the cost and the surrounding hills. Get there early, as there's barely room to move on the summit at busy times. Also wear decent footwear as the path is quite slippery and mussy in places.
Windy at the top. Be prepared. Great views of the city. Different routes up and down. A popular spot. Very steep in parts, it is a hill. Caution needed on decent especially in wet weather. A free activity to get out in the open air...More
Decided as it was a dry day to walk to the top of Arthur's seat.
Journey up took me 90 mins.
Walking boots are essential. I saw tourists wearing trainers. A fleece or Warm top is a good idea as it can get breezy up...More
This morning we climbed up here and phewww it takes the wind out of you!
I'm not the fittest of people but at 31 I'm not incredibly unfit either.
It's a trek up and appropriate footwear is a must as it's quite slippy in places...More
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.