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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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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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  • The views from the top of Arthur’s Seat are stunning however this is not an easy walk whichever route you take. The summit section is both gravel and well worn granite so can be very slippery if you.....  more »
  • Lovely walk up to the top, with beautiful views over Edinburgh. Took about 45 minutes at a moderate pace so not too strenuous. Well worth it.  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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