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
Climbing was spectacular all the way to the top! A bit steep at the very top but the views are so worth the it! I would love to do it again! more »
Always wanted to walk up Arthurs Seat but did find it abit of a slog going up. Footpaths were easy to follow but the very top was difficult to find the easiest route and quite slippy. Would not like..... 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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