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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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  • Wow! Please if you are in Edinburgh take the opportunity to visit Arthur's Seat. My friend and I walked/hiked to the very top, it was a rewarding experience which offered us great views of the city an...  more »
  • There are a choice of walks up the hill: relatively gentle, to a long set of steep steps. There is no visitors centre. At the top is a trig point, and 360 degree views over Edinburgh and the coast. On...  more »
  • A nice walk from the city. Really worth it for unique views. We need this done with a guide.
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