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Review of Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat
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Ranked #1 of 449 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Went by coach, starting by Holyrood palace & the Scottish Parliament. All round the perimeter road ( one way) gradually climbing then stopped in lay bye for magnificent views over Edinburgh. Many people were walking and it is an easy gentle climb which can then take you right to the top.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Loved this hike, great way to start a visit to Edinburgh since you get such a good view of the whole city from the top.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Loved it and it will give you the best free views of Edinburgh but be mindful it's uphill, steep in places and the path ways are not smoothed over. Wear the right footwear take some water and take your time it's a fabulous walk and it's free!

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. Came with my brother for a day hoping to catch a lot of shows in fringe festival and had the whole morning for ourselves so decited to get to the top of this beauty :) not only it has this amazing view of city surroundings, we also been lucky to find a school choir singing on top of the mountain and they even had a chello...it cant get better than this..

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Wear sturdy shoes and take water as this is quite a climb. There's the main trail almost the entire way up that is fairly easy to travel on other than the incline. There is also "The Radical Road" which we did not take as it seemed a bit too unsafe for me, but plenty others were on it. There is a chapel ruin and other things to check out on the way up, as well. When you reach the top, it just rocks--no longer a trail. We went at what must've been the most popular time of day as the summit was packed. There was a group of tweens standing around the stone that you touch to say you made it to the top, all on their phones, and they refused to move to let others get to it. I sort of reached up between them to slap the rock and said, "That's as close as I can get, I guess." Just one girl looked up from her phone, then she went right back to her phone without moving. It was rather irritating that no adult told them they'd had their time and should move. Other than that, it was a breathtaking view of the city from the top and it was nice to say we'd accomplished it. We were also treated to a bagpipe player performing up there! We walked up from the city, then went down the other side and made our way down to The Sheep Heid Inn, which is said to be the oldest pub in Scotland, and had a celebratory pint.

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