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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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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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
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 challenges.
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
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 uncomfortable traversing some rocks and jagged / loose areas while carrying a baby, there are alternative paths to hike.