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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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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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
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 the weather.
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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
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, run, etc. and it was a moderately challenging trip to the first plateau (overlooking Holyrood Palace) but it was sheer climbing to get to the summit. once up there, watch out for the wind! Be careful, wear the appropriate shoes. Enjoy!!