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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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#1 of 6,123 in Parks in United Kingdom
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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  • My mom and I traveled to Edinburgh in May 2019. We decided to take a quick foray up Arthur's Seat after visiting the Palace of HolyRood. We only had about an hour or so, so we hiked up to one of...  more »
  • unmissable, Great views and a good hike if you've got the strength. Not need for hiking shoes but gotta be fit  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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