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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

4.8
#1 of 6,116 in Parks in United Kingdom
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • Great hike for unprecedented views of the city. Trail is in decent shape and heavily travels the day I made the climb. Moderate exercise if you are not in the best of shape give your self 35 to 45.....  more »
  • Having walked to the summit several times over the years , I enjoyed a detour over to Dunsapie Loch . No sign of the otter .  more »
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  • Great view up there, a little bit muddy way.
  • Stunning views. The way up is a bit slippery when its raining but worth it

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