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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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+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed today

This is one of my favourite places in Edinburgh. I visit it frequently and recommend everyone to pay it a visit for the best views of Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Where else in the world do you find a extinct volcano to climb in the...More

Thank Kathleen N
Reviewed today

A stiff climb although we did not get right to the top - a hangover from the Rugby the day before. Lovely views of Edinburgh and a pleasant contrast to beautiful architecture of the city

Thank Chris F
Reviewed yesterday

Jogged on a sunshine morning, really makes whole body fresh and enegry, quite a few people togetehr, some runs fast some just walk, amaing views, could see the whole city in one go, beautiful scene from hill, if you can get up in the morning,...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent view, we walked up the easy way and the young adults climbed the more difficult way. Was good fun!

Thank Ann J
Reviewed yesterday

A place must to visit in Edinburgh. Spectaculous views on the city. Short walk to the center. You can stay there for even half a day, make a picnic, rest, sleep, read.

Thank Witold S
Reviewed yesterday

Make sure to know which trailhead to start at, some are more steep/longer than others. Loose scrabble in trails, so be careful. If you go on a sunny clear day, the views are forever. Bring extra jacket for top, even on nicest day.

Thank beccasfamily5
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hike is not difficult and offers a really nice view of the city especially the castle. Would definitely recommend to take few hours for it!

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My experience of Arthurs Seat was a mix of good and poor experiences. We went during the Fringe and therefore Holyrood Park was quite crowded with nearly no available parking spaces. After finally finding a space, we started our ascent, which is rather strenuous and...More

Thank Nina K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was born in Edinburgh and go back once a year and this year we decided to show my daughter the places I went as a kid and I always loved Arthur's seat. You get the most amazing views of one of the best cities...More

Thank michaelmcp2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

We travelled to Edinburgh during the Fringe and Tattoo which meant it was very busy! Holyrood Park is a little walk out of the main areas of Edinburgh (e.g. Royal Mile etc.) but beautiful. Arthur's Seat is a mountain (approx 240m above sea level) so...More

Thank jaynel0u
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Nearby
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
...More
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Carrie M
23 July 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline L | Reviewed this property |
There are different routes. The one that is closest to Hollywood Palace is rocky and a bit steep but if you go round to the other side it’s a gently, grassier slope. I believe there are a few different paths of different... More
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rmclay
21 July 2018|
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Response from Helen A | Reviewed this property |
there is a car park straight across from it costs 1 pound an hour so take plenty of change it is a good place to park all day if you need too as it is right around the corner from the Royal Mile
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LiaBW
19 July 2018|
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Response from RYAN W | Reviewed this property |
The hike will take about 2 hours in total. You can absolutely take a baby if you have the proper carrier (hiking backpack). Depends on how old. If it’s an infant I would recommend a front carrier. However, if you feel... More
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