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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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  • It's a nice easy walk and you get good views from the top, but be aware that, especially in the "warm" season, it gets very crowded, possibly including uncivilised noisy types. 
    It's a nice easy walk and you get good views from the top, but be aware that, especially in the "warm" season, it gets very crowded, possibly including uncivilised noisy types.  more »
  • Definitely the best place when you want to have a great view of Edinburgh. I would rate the trail as 2/10, no special equipment needed to climb but be sure to have jacket with you it would be breezy.....  more
    Definitely the best place when you want to have a great view of Edinburgh. I would rate the trail as 2/10, no special equipment needed to climb but be sure to have jacket with you it would be breezy.....  more »
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  • It’s a hard walk but we’ll worth it.
  • First visit, won’t be the last!

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