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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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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!
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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.