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
My wife and I walked from Edinburgh City Centre out to Arthurs Seat and up to the summit. Hard work on the way up but plenty of time and space to enjoy the whole thing. Soon as we reached the top... more »
An early visit to Arthur’s Seat from Holyroodhouse carpark was a real challenge in high winds and impending rain. The climb was worth it when we reached the summit. The views of Edinburgh and beyond..... 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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