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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. Add Arthur's Seat and other attractions to your Edinburgh trip itinerary using our Edinburgh day trip planner.
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  • Loved the walk up and the views it affords over Edinburgh! We were lucky enough to have brilliant weather too! 
    Loved the walk up and the views it affords over Edinburgh! We were lucky enough to have brilliant weather too!  more »
  • we were most delighted when we finally reached the top of hill where the Arthur's seat was. the amazing city of Edinburgh was in full display. everywhere we turned, we enjoyed its natural landscapes.....  more
    we were most delighted when we finally reached the top of hill where the Arthur's seat was. the amazing city of Edinburgh was in full display. everywhere we turned, we enjoyed its natural landscapes.....  more »
  • Wow, what a view, simply amazing. First, a tip. If you don't want to be scrambling up steep, rough, uneven steps/rocks, then you need to follow the road from Holyrood round past the obvious entrance.....  more
    Wow, what a view, simply amazing. First, a tip. If you don't want to be scrambling up steep, rough, uneven steps/rocks, then you need to follow the road from Holyrood round past the obvious entrance.....  more »
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  • It’s a hard walk but we’ll worth it.
  • First visit, won’t be the last!
  • Amazing view but bad walking to top & busy
  • Bit of a hike to come up but rewarding views
  • Farther than Carlton hill but higher

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