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Reviewed July 14, 2013

An unexpected experience to walk across a mountain in the Middle of Scotland's Capital. Edinburgh has the best bus service in Great Britain but a visit to Hollyrood House is not complete unless you arrive via Arthur's seat. Helps if you are staying on the other side .Ie Pollock Halls.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I enjoyed hiking up here a lot and it gave a great view of the whole city. The next day I came to run and discovered some other nice trails to the summit. Mind you it can be busy, so get there early if you want a pleasant solitary walk/run.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

A 30 minute walk with a tricky last bit, but absolutely worth it! Being literaly the highest person of Edinburgh feels great! Beautiful views over the city, briljant!

Thank TimvandenBersselaar
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Loved this place. I was staying at Pollock Halls where the University had a conference. It only takes me 5 minutes to walk there. I took the steepest and quickest way up. It's not really a bad hike up as there are stepping stones laid out which helped a lot. The view from the top was amazing.

On a clear day you can see quite far away. Bring your camera!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

My partner and I made the ascent on a brilliant afternoon with heaps of sunshine and breeze. Do pack a small picnic as you don't want to take a few pictures and head back down after spending all that effort climbing up!

There are multiple routes up, some steeper than others, whichever way you take, the views are amazing right at the top and on the way up. Do watch out for the thorny shrubs that line some of the paths and be mindful while passing them ( you don't want to graze your calves).

Do wear a pair of covered shoes, I personally don't think hiking boots are necessary here though but you don't want to be wearing slippers (havianas or otherwise), I don't think those who were wearing them had a great time maneuvering the gravel and slopes. I wore a pair of good ole pair of Converse sneakers up.

As many reviewers have mentioned, the views are amazing, Edinburgh castle on one side and the Port on the other, on a fog (less) and sunny day, you can see right across the water!!

Thank SachaEastCoast
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