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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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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  • Very easy to get to and makes for a good hike. I went on a sunny day and the trail was a little slippery due to it being rocky. I wouldn't recommend going if it rained that morning or the night... 
    Very easy to get to and makes for a good hike. I went on a sunny day and the trail was a little slippery due to it being rocky. I wouldn't recommend going if it rained that morning or the night...  more »
  • One thing I liked best was all the options to do the hike. My wife and I headed up the red route which did take some careful steps. Once we were half way up I chose to take a more extreme route which....  more
    One thing I liked best was all the options to do the hike. My wife and I headed up the red route which did take some careful steps. Once we were half way up I chose to take a more extreme route which....  more »
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  • It's a short, slightly strenuous hike to the highest point, but absolutely worth it. It offers stunning views of Edinburgh throughout during the climb and at the top. The pathway is a bit slippery. We hiked up the peak in the late afternoon which was perfect as it was warm and only slightly windy. It takes about 45 mins to 1 hour to reach the peak. A must see in Edinburgh
  • My first trekking in Edinburgh, it was worth the climb. Best time to go is sunset time where u get to view the city both in daylight and get a glimpse of night city views too. Must visit place.

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