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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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#1 of 6,124 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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  • Loved the view of the city and county side and if it's not raining the hike up is just the right length but if you get out of breath easily or don't like off road walks it might nit be right for you  more »
  • It is quite a walk, but it is worth it! I had a wonderful view of the city and the coast. It was quite windy when I was there. There are foot paths that are quite safe. Just wander around a little...  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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