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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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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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Reviewed today

We drove about 1/3 of the away up before getting out and starting our hike to the top. Most of the way is fairly straightforward with an easily defined path. Some of it is through some rocky terrain so make sure to bring your hiking...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed today

Fantastic climb, very easy to reach by walking or getting a bus to the site. The route up is fairly well signposted and due to its popularity it is quite easy to go up just following other people. All together, it takes a couple of...More

Thank Harry M
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Reviewed today via mobile

It's well worth the hike on a decent day to get the view of the city and the seaside. Great views, a bit busy though so best to go early or late. Wear sensible shoes and don't be too reckless with the selfies ;)

Thank hcharlotta
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Reviewed today

A beautiful hike; hard to believe you're in the middle of the city! Well worth the effort (although it is rigorous). Wear comfortable shoes!

Thank JAB5775
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning views. This is a must when visiting Edinburgh. Make sure you have the right shoes and water though!

Thank Scottyphantom
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Reviewed yesterday

its a very long walk takes approx 2-3 hrs but after reaching the top . you see the entire city the sea the palace and its beautiful , do carry a extra jacket because it gets cold up there and windy

Thank FoodieeDiva
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On a clear blue day, not a cloud, hardly a wind, a beautiful, fantastic view all around to the sea and city scape. Worth doing, a truly beautiful part of Edinburgh.

Thank StuK72
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Reviewed yesterday

A good break from the urban hustle & bustle without actually leaving the city. Wear comfortable footware for hiking.

Thank Anthony Stephen L
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Reviewed yesterday

OK, so everyone knows about this and, especially if it's a nice day, you'll have loads of company when you get to the top. Go anyway. It's a beautiful walk and the views of the city are super. There are some interesting ruins on one...More

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Arthur’s Seat was a beautiful hike. You can see for miles even on a cloudy day. Well worth the effort!!

Thank Jody C
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Maggie S
13 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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