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
Though more challenging a climb than you think at first (it says 45 mins but you can easily do it in 20), you are rewarded at the top with spectacular views and an unforgiving wind. Definitely one of.... more »
Climbing to the top of Arthur's seat is a must do if you're in Edinburgh. It doesn't take long to get to the top where you can enjoy a great view of Edinburgh and the North Sea. It was very windy so..... 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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