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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Arthur's Seat reviews
Always wanted to do the walk and found there were so many ways up and around. Took the 1 hour route up and 1 hour down and it was brilliant, a great walk, great views and reall enjoyable. wish I had..... more »
We walked up the trail which was very near the car park. Got there around 10:30 and the weather was really good, as a result the views on the walk up and at the top were spectacular. Reviews say it... 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
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