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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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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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  • The ascent takes about 45 minutes and is a little strenuous, but the breathtaking view over the city compensates immediately. One of our highlights during your visit to Edinburgh.
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  • Wow! We lucked out with sunshine and lots of smiles on our climb to Arthur’s Seat. There were a lot of people on the trails, but never felt crowded. It was higher than I expected and so I stop below t...  more »
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  • It was truly a memorable part of my life.
  • Beautiful view of Edinburgh. A lot of hills to climb on and places for sitting and relaxing. If wet and rainy hill can be slippery.
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