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Arthur's Seat

Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hike” (341 reviews)
“worth the effort” (376 reviews)
“worth the climb” (590 reviews)
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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 via mobile

It is a awesome place for a casual trekking. A good 15 to 20 mins hike will take you to the zenith from where you can enjoy the splendid view of the Edinburgh city. The view of Hollyrood palace is a cherry on the pie....More

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Reviewed today

A bit of a climb to the top, but fabulous view and well worth the effort too. Very enjoyable way to see the city with an overview that is breathtaking - weather permitting!

Thank Steppin-owt
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Reviewed today

It has two small lakes, jogging/cycle track, hill climbing, stunning views from top of the hill. It was a great adventure for my 3 years old too.

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Reviewed today

If you've got the legs and can manage the very large uphill walk then get to the top of Arthur's Seat and I guarantee you will not regret it. The views across the entire of Edinburgh are absolutely stunning and mind blowing. It's best of...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed today via mobile

On a backpacking trip through Edinburgh and decided to take a hike. Tremendous view of the scenery, and I met up with a few Irish gents to have a dram and continue the hike. Fantastic time! The hike is quite reasonable, and easily accessible. Great...More

Thank yuxiang_cawley
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Reviewed yesterday

More than the history, the place is pretty to hang out for sunset and sunrise (more so), with stunning views, and a bit of exercise walking up hundreds of stairs :)

Thank va2260
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice walk, can be crowded but definitely worth the effort. Once up you have a stunning 360 degree view of the town, the bay and all the surrounding. Whether possible on the way up I would recommend to start from the path that begins in...More

Thank Gianluca B
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Reviewed yesterday

Besides the castle, this is my favourite Edinburgh activity. It has amazing views of the city, and best of all, it's free! If you don't feel up for the hike, there's a road around Holyrood Park that also has lovely views.

Thank Clards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was a great park if you enjoy hiking up hills. Some place are very steep and rocky at the to. The day we where there it was very foggy. I’m in my 60 from the state and not in great shape but I made it...More

Thank Lana D
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Reviewed yesterday

I was not aware there were walking paths on that craggy cliff until I came out of the Dynamic Earth museum and saw people there. I took up the challenge (I do like to walk and climb), and found it exhilarating and challenging, but very...More

Thank crunchy_jax
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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
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Maggie S
14 June 2018|
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Response from monkeyhan | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it really makes a difference all depends really on the weather which gives you the best views. Sunset would be amazing if you can stay that long
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Alexa C
11 May 2018|
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Response from Jakub K | Reviewed this property |
In the morning you will have sun in the back (when looking in direction of Edinburgh castle). Sun sets in direction of the castle, it is beatiful but not a good time for photos (they will be overlightened). Nighttime is... More
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Claire E
14 April 2018|
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Response from edthebud | Reviewed this property |
any bus taking you up Leith walk then 26 along London road. get off the bus just after Artisan Bar cross the road walk east to abbeyhill lane follow road to the bottom turn left ( spring Garden turn right on to Milton St... More
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