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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Queen's Drive | Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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All reviews great hike worth the climb salisbury crags well worth the effort holyrood park extinct volcano walk up walking shoes views are amazing sunny day nice walk take your time scottish parliament city centre visiting edinburgh royal mile summit
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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

Date of experience: October 2019
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Well worth spending a couple of hours walking up and enjoying view. Go on a clear day. Didnt have proper boots but it was ok undefoot

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank andrewbM3783YO
Reviewed today

It was quite a strenuous climb for a 61 year old. I am so glad I did it!! The views were amazing. The hike down is much easier!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Constance H
Reviewed today

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Danae M
Reviewed today via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 74vikkiw
Reviewed today

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank HBeanland
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kerryjayc
Reviewed yesterday

A must see when going to Edinburgh, nice climb with a very lovely view over the city(tip go if the sun rises of sets!).

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sarina M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Zeo007
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
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replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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xexe475
July 13, 2019|
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Response from holidayneeded72 | Reviewed this property |
Start near Holyrood Palace. The path goes from opposite the car park next to Queen’s Drive. Just walk around Holyrood Palace walls to get there.
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Response from MCjfra | Reviewed this property |
Yup. All still open!
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March 19, 2019|
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Response from Bottrel | Reviewed this property |
Head up the well marked trail just beside Hollyrood Palace.
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