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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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  • You climb on a dirt trail up to the top of the hill. It took me and my daughter about 30 minutes. She got out of breath and wanted to take pictures, so you could do it faster. The views are... 
    You climb on a dirt trail up to the top of the hill. It took me and my daughter about 30 minutes. She got out of breath and wanted to take pictures, so you could do it faster. The views are...  more »
  • This is a moderately difficult hike but is well marked. We went a little before sunset and the view of Edinburgh was amazing! This is a must do in Edinburgh! 
    This is a moderately difficult hike but is well marked. We went a little before sunset and the view of Edinburgh was amazing! This is a must do in Edinburgh!  more »
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  • It’s a hard walk but we’ll worth it.
  • The view you get from here is worth the hike! 😍

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