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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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Reviewed yesterday

Visited on New Year's Eve, which was very crowded, but still didn't take away from the breathtaking views. A modestly steep hike up a dirt road takes about 30 minutes to the top of the mountain. There are plenty of sites along the way, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laur12345
Reviewed yesterday

1st January was a beautiful clear day so we set off mid morning for a walk up Arthurs Seat. There are a few approaches to the summit - we approached from Salisbury side so its quite a steep rocky climb. Great views when ascending and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank McArthur3
Reviewed yesterday

The view from Arthur's Seat is incredible. You can see hills and the sea at the same time. It's not easy to get there, but it is also way less scary than it looks. At the top it winds a lot, so hold tight to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thewalkofdaniel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All I can say is wear decent footwear, it is quite a trek to the top,but worth it for the views,can be quite windy up there so be prepared.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 350neo
Reviewed yesterday

It is quite busy, very different from my days as a student in the 80s. The views are stunning and, although its busy its big enough to accommodate quite a crowd.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The trails are well marked. When we went, there were many hikers and lots of people with dogs. The views are spectacular. Wear shoes that will grip rocks - trainers for sure. Will take a couple of hours round trip for the average person.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KathyT440
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good morning hike. You can drive up but do park at the only car park area for the climb up. People bring their dogs along but they are really friendly so even if you’re afraid of dogs, don’t worry, there’s enough space for you to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JTweiL
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most incredible view from the top of Arthur's seat of Edinburgh, well worth the climb. Absolutely beautiful!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank torcorp
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arthur’s seat is a must do when visiting Edinburgh. The views are amazing and it really isn’t too difficult of a climb. The walk takes about half an hour to get from bottom to top. You don’t need to be a professional at mounting climbing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lucyd439
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to Arthur´s Seat in a very beautiful day and I really recommend that if you have the time, just get ready and go until the top of the the one I had, it is beautiful to see the town on one side and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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1 December 2018|
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Response from pam4336 | Reviewed this property |
It rained a fair bit when I hiked up. and between the cloud bursts and wind it was still a great walk. the views varied on the way up and down. we chose go go one way up and another back down and enjoyed them both despite... More
24 October 2018|
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Response from Ben M |
The smooth path ends fairly early on for a gravel and dirt path so I don’t think it’s advised.
Leah B
20 October 2018|
Response from Eastern-Shore-4Life | Reviewed this property |
We didn't realize there were charted routes although you can see the trails and people on them. Unless you're in excellent physical shape, I would follow the crowd. My husband and I are in great shape, weight lift, cardio... More