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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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Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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Reviewed today via mobile

On a beautiful clear day the hike and view is amazing. Great to be able to take the dogs for a run around. Can be busy over the weekend but definitely worth it. My photos don’t do it justice

Thank I9541MMclairec
Reviewed today

It took us just over an hour to climb all the way up as it was an extremely windy day. Be careful the path is very slippery with large steps and steep inclines. It can get very windy at the top as we had to...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed yesterday

Basically, it sits there and you climb up it. That's about it, really. At the top you can take a selfie, I suppose, like all the kids do, but it's not compulsory unless you are under 23, invented your own pronouns and vanish if you...More

Thank Ubergeekian
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must for obtaining great views of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Quite a stiff climb to the very top but well worth the effort.

Thank F5822OZdavidb
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With a little effort this is a lovely walk with outstanding views of the city. It can be a bit breezy at the top so be prepared but it's a nice way to start a day.

Thank martinbV1482VV
Reviewed yesterday

A half hour walk up to the summit, where you can enjoy incredible views over Edinburgh and afar. Spectacular!

Thank Jenkins_andy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walk on the path that goes around Arthur’s Seat. Lovely walk with great views. Path the whole way around. Also a good run that can be done in 45 mins if you’re fit.

1  Thank LesleyEdinburgh1970
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a popular and therefore busy climb with all shapes and sizes of people hiking up to the top but the views are a great reward for the exercise needed to climb to the top

Thank MikeOgilvie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well, we started the day hopeful that we would be able to sit down at the summit, but sadly the name for this attraction is rather misleading - it would be better renamed as 'Large Lump of Rock,' as there was no seating, and I...More

Thank FlissFreeborn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On the top of the Arthur's Seat you are at the top of Edinburgh. It is a half walk / half easy climb to the top so be prepared but a must see!

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Southside & Holyrood
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university buildings in Southside, the sort of
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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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U5835HGlaurenc
December 1, 2018|
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Response from MaggieB75 | Reviewed this property |
Just seen your question so hope I’m in time. Not much view in the rain...but still good exercise
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GlobeTrotting436780
October 23, 2018|
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Response from Ben M |
The smooth path ends fairly early on for a gravel and dirt path so I don’t think it’s advised.
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Leah B
October 20, 2018|
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Response from Eastern-Shore-4Life | Reviewed this property |
We didn't realize there were charted routes although you can see the trails and people on them. Unless you're in excellent physical shape, I would follow the crowd. My husband and I are in great shape, weight lift, cardio... More
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