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“Not too strenuous a climb and great views”
Review of Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 1, 2013

There are reasonably well-laid paths around the hill which gradually lead up to the top, although there are scrabbly climbs in some places and it can actually be more difficult coming back down. Good views all over Edinburgh and beyond, and quite busy with walkers and dog walkers.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Worth the climb - i recommend going up the side with the ruins and not up the stairs...they're rather steep!

Also, take your wind breaker, even if the sun is shining - it gets mighty windy up there!

Thank Han_grenade
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Gorgeous views of the city. There are many different paths you can take to get to Arthur's seat, ones that are a little more strenuous than others but it's worth it, especially on a clear day like we had. It does get a little muddy and slippery along some paths, so wear the right footwear.

Thank BPed
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

250m high. Easy to get up, a little bit of scrambling at the top - the views are worth the effort.
Good exercise and IT COSTS NOWT - IT'S FREE!!

Thank JonBlythe
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

A wonderful place to exercise or to walk with the family. There are many routes up Arthur's Seat and neighbouring Salisbury Crags, some demanding and others just a healthy walk. An easy walk is to keep to the tarmac road. However, the footpaths are well kept and manageable. The views from the top - and from other vantage points - are breathtaking but there are also little surprises, like the iron age forts and the lochs with their swans, geese and ducks.

Thank Elisabeth R
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