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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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  • August 21, 2017
    If you do not have a problem going to drop-offs and among the very stone, this excursion is a must in good weather. Great views across Edinburgh and beyond. Please bring a small packed lunch as you eat from any nice place up on the mountain. Have good walking shoes on.
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  • August 21, 2017
    I really wanted to get to the top but the wind and rain held me back, although there were some still bravely doing it. It is very steep and there is loose shale so good walking shoes are recommended. ...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Climbing the most difficult trail on average. At the top you could meet families with children and pensioners. View an interesting that Arthur's Hill overlooking the city and the Bay. Definitely one of the mandatory points of the visit in Edinburgh.
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