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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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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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  • On our two day stay in Edinburgh we saw this great thing and decided to climb it. The view was amazing and the few staircases are romantically constructed. If you're into hills/mountains Arthur's...  more »
  • Arthur's Seat is a fabulous place to get some exercise and fresh air. There are some trails to wander and great views as you walk up the extinct volcano.  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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