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Arthur's Seat

Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
0131 510 75 55
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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 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.
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Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
0131 510 75 55
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved the day we spent wandering the Royal Mile, and the hike up Arthur's Seat was "icing on the cake"! Geologically interesting and stunningly beautiful.

Thank Yoga B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice 360 view of the city and an easy walk up there. Lots of people. Go on a clear day to get the most of it

Thank Josefine C
Reviewed yesterday

There is nothing better than an early morning run up Arthurs Seat. From the centre of the city you can feel a) completely peaceful in rural countryside and b) on top of the world in no time. You should not leave Edinburgh without this visit...More

Thank 116abooth
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The walk up Arthur's seat can be hard or easy(ish) There are many routes up yo the top and loads get confused and end up going up Salisbury Crags in error. This is also a nice walk but not as high as the top of...More

Thank trigger76
Reviewed yesterday

Allow yourself a couple hours at least, if you want to go all the way to the top. Do NOT wear flip flops (which we saw some people doing), unless you woudl like to get some first hand experience with the National Health service.

Thank Heath Haven B
Reviewed yesterday

Fun for hikers/runners looking for a nice little workout ... plus it has a great view of Edinburgh at the top!

Thank jamessmcgregor
Reviewed yesterday

I went to Edinburgh looking forward to this beautiful view! It was a rainy day but the hike was so beautiful and the views were spectacular! This is one of many beautiful places in Edinburgh!

Thank dionrenee
Reviewed yesterday

This is you chance to feel like a royal, because when you finally reach the top of Arthur's Seat, you will be able to stare out at the city of Edinburgh below and feel like a true monarch ruling over the land! The hike up...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We hiked Arthur's Seat first thing on a summer morning. It was amazing. We started from the path on the south. It has many stairs climbing up to the summit. It is strenuous, so take it slow. There is an easier route from the north...More

Thank utpsy
Reviewed yesterday

we loved the views and the hiking. Its a great family adventure, with different options available - gentle hike to steep climb.

Thank julietroy
Southside & Holyrood
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
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June 8, 2017|
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Response from Mikehark527 | Reviewed this property |
There's no fee - it is just the opening of the trail right off the street. We never made it to the top, but it looks like it would take about an hour to get there on the route we took.
Ajeeta S
May 25, 2017|
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Response from theCd80 | Reviewed this property |
Hi like I said we took what they call the most difficult way up. I did see young children on the path but to be honest personally I wouldn't recommend it. It is rather steep and a lot of dirt and rocky paths. It's not... More
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April 12, 2017|
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Response from Lainie G | Reviewed this property |
yes as long as they enjoy climbing and obviously takes little longer my grandson of 7 goes often with family enjoy and admire the views.