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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 via mobile

Second time we have been here. Great hike, beautiful view, and highly recommended. The view of the old town is spectaclular.

Thank 2013nicki
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful views of the city and sea from different angles of the hill walks. Go late afternoon when cooler and less people. The walks are quite strenuous with steep inclines and loose rocks so take care but worth adding to your to do list when...More

Thank 351sandraj
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The only excuse for not walking to Arthurs seat is being dead or being threatened with death by the weather. Magnificent walk, brilliant 360 views and great international feel between walkers. Rarely steep and would only be challenging for those who need walking sticks, prams...More

Thank Ammolite
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An endless view is under your legs after almost 7,000 steps but definitely worth it. Fresh air, amazing experience.

Thank Stefanos C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once you reach the top you'll want to stay there for hours. The view is breathtaking and would be a nice place to have a picnic (we wish we would have thought of that).

Thank jwilkerson3127
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If u like the life of adventure and the one of the best landscaping views.. Then go for it and have awesome memories to remember

Thank ali a
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A little tricky getting to the top but well worth it for the 360 views of the city. We went early morning and there were only a couple of walkers.

Thank Phillip L
Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely amazing views of Edinburgh. We took the "Piper's Walk" trail which starts on the south side. It was a pretty steep climb with lots of loose scree. The trail coming from the west side (The Dry Dam?) looked like it was longer but much...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 days ago 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
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood 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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8 June 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
25 May 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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12 April 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.