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.
Tours to Arthur's Seat
$85 BOOK WITH VIATOR Edinburgh Sky to Sea Bike Tour by Manual or E-Bike
Duration: 3 hours 50 minutes
$114 BOOK WITH VIATOR Edinburgh Walking Tours with Locals: Private & 100% Personalized
Duration: 4 hours
$560 BOOK WITH VIATOR Edinburgh Private Bespoke Luxury Six Hour Tour Shore Excursion
Duration: 6 hours
$182 BOOK WITH VIATOR Edinburgh Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted
Duration: 8 hours
Arthur's Seat reviews
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 »
Great view up there, a little bit muddy way.
Stunning views. The way up is a bit slippery when its raining but worth it
Plan your trip to Edinburgh
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Edinburgh
Historic Sites in Edinburgh
Side trips from Edinburgh
Hidden gems in Edinburgh
Shopping in Edinburgh
Nearby attractions in Edinburgh
Trips to Arthur's Seat by other users
13 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SPAIN London Edinburgh Cockermouth 3 days in Scotland & Newcastle upon Tyne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Edinburgh Newcastle upon Tyne 6 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Glasgow Aviemore Edinburgh 5 days in Edinburgh BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Scottish National Gallery Walking tours Edinburgh Castle 60 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM DENMARK Edinburgh Aviemore Glencoe 60 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM DENMARK London Cork Killarney