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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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For the easiest possible access to rugged Scottish landscapes from Edinburgh, head to Arthur's Seat. This 250.5 m (822 ft) promontory sits just 1.6 km (1 mi) east of Edinburgh Castle. You can climb any face of the hill, but the easiest route is to approach from the east and walk up the grassy field. At the top, you'll find a 2,000-year-old fort and one of the best possible views of the city. Bring your camera, footwear with decent traction, drinking water, and clothing to protect yourself from the wind at the top. Make Arthur's Seat part of your personalized Edinburgh itinerary using our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder.
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  • As others have stated, it is quite a hike to get to the top but you will be rewarded with some of the most awesome views of the city of Edinburgh. It took us a bit of time to get to the top depending ...  more »
  • If you are in Edinburgh, you are not far from Arthur's Seat...it looms over the building on the south side of the city. It is locate near the Palace, in Holleyrood Park. There are multiple paths to th...  more »
  • We decided to go for the rather steep route up on the south west, great work out on the thighs. Stunning vistas at the top and all the way down the north side, we got lucky with the weather, a must do...  more »