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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
+44 131 510 7555
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All reviews great hike worth the climb salisbury crags well worth the effort holyrood park extinct volcano walk up sunny day views are amazing walking shoes nice walk take your time scottish parliament city centre visiting edinburgh royal mile path
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Weak up early and seize the day. Go all down along the Royal Mile Str. See also other attractions like Edinburgh Museum, People's Museum, Storytelling, the Parliament and reach finally the cliff! The view is astounding!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stathisd94
Reviewed yesterday

So many different ways to walk up. All with great views. A fab way to spend a couple of hours, in all weathers :)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SS2o16
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great hike to amazing views! Somewhat muddy especially at the top. We were happy we wore hiking boots as we noticed other people slipping a bit. The park is lovely for walking/running even if you don’t go all the way to the top of Arthur’s...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank laurakulanyoung
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit if you enjoy a slightly energetic walk with stunning views on a good day. If you take a dog probably sensible to keep it on a lead and children a close eye on as there are some steep drops!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 518ali
Reviewed 2 days ago

Old volcano but the view from the top is spectacular.there is a saying that if you visit Arthur’s Seat you will definitely come back to Edinburgh

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank _creeve48
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not only atop Arthur's seat you can enjoy great views, also surroundings are beautiful and full of peace. There are different routs to go up and down but all of them easy to follow and get the top without losing your lungs. Ideal for a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ileana P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Need to escape the city - head to Arthur’s seat for fresh air and super views. The walk up is straightforward and you’re rewarded with a real summit. Not suitable for pushchairs (we once tried a bit of the way...). A run or walk around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1GGS83
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must for visitors who are reasonably fit Views are fantastic giving a good idea of Edinburgh layout and local surroundings A Healthy option after delicious Scottish food Shortbread, haggis ,etc etc or before to work up an appetite Going is a bit rocky wear...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank G C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arthur’s Seat is really nice. There’s grass and some rocks - and you can walk there. We saw a swan. The wind made me take away a star for this rating. I hope to visit again one day and find out where the seat is....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gregsM6973EI
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An amazing view from Arthur’s Seat and an incredible way to get a real sense of EDINBURGH and its amazing lay out.

Date of experience: March 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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19 March 2019|
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Response from Bottrel | Reviewed this property |
Head up the well marked trail just beside Hollyrood Palace.
21 February 2019|
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Response from PhillyGirl1215 | Reviewed this property |
The wind at the top is always pretty rough. 11 mph is the surface wind, so always add at least 10 more mph to get the summit wind speed
2 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