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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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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 walked up here in July. Weather was bright but a bit chilly. :) The walk up to the top was relatively easy but there are a few ways up. Good views, some great wild flowers and interesting plants...  more »
  • We climbed to the summit of Arthur's seat on a beautiful day last week and opted for the more difficult route. There is an easier route with a more gentle slope but there's no getting around the...  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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