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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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#1 of 6,129 in Parks in United Kingdom
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • We followed a walk that took us up Salisbury Crag first and were knackered by the time made our way across to Arthur's Seat, a much easier rout is to follow the very clear well signposted path from...  more »
  • You can drive up by car but the walk is not strenuous and good exercise; we're in our 70s and managed fine. Well worth it for the beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle and the city. Choose good weather....  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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