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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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  • Wife and I climbed to the summit of Arthur's seat together. 35 to 40 minute trek up. Slightly challenging but manageable, make sure you look up and choose the path that's best for you. Views are worth...  more »
  • Walk off breakfast by climbing this 300m walk up to the summit. Greats views and a pleasant and easy walk.  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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