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Arthur's Seat

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Address: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: 07443658890
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Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years...

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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It's some climb to the very top, but honestly well worth it, the view over the forth to fife is amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's some climb to the very top, but honestly well worth it, the view over the forth to fife is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great walk! A definite must-do while in Edinburgh. Bring a rain jacket, but the views of the city are spectacular and the people you meet as you walk are terrific. Hard to say anything negative about this one.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place, very close to city and main attraction. Amazing city view from Top. Beautiful lake underneath. easy to climb check the weather before you start :)

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Thank Shihab K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you are reasonably fit ,climb Arthur seat, the views of Edinburgh are breathtaking. will take approx 20 mins to climb from the loch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a long climb (easier if you walk up the road) but the views from the top are well worth it. You get a spectacular view of the city from the top (on a clear day).

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Thank cligereen
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a clear day you can see right across Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth to the East Neuk of Fife and beyond. Can be approached either from the Duddingston side or the Holyrood Palace side but you must stay on the recognised paths otherwise you could put yourself in danger.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful views from the top and pretty hike on the way there. The climb is steep but short. I would advise wearing hiking shoes, especially if it is raining

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like wonderful views, fresh air and walking then this is the site for you. You have a panoramic view of the City of Edinburgh, including Dynamic Earth, Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Margaret K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walk into Queen's Park from The Royal Mile (a mediaeval castle at one end and a royal palace at the other) and just start climbing the hill. The view from the top gives you a unique 360 degree view, with the sea on one side and the Pentland Hills on the other. In between you get the best view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can be a bit of a hike however when you get to the top stunning views of Edinburgh, well worth it . An easier way of getting to the top, if you have a car, is to drive to the car park near the summit and walk from there

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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 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.
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