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An extinct volcano with a peak that sits 251m above sea level giving some sweet views of the city. Top tip: Be sure to wear some comfortable shoes! Also, bring a hat as it tends to be very windy at the top!
If you need to blow the cobwebs away then you could go round Arthurs Seat or climb to the top of it -either way you get some fab views of the City, Firth of Forth and into Fife on clear days
Holyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the city. It is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace. The parks highest point is Arthur's Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city.
See Edinburgh from a terrific viewpoint. The walk to the top can be a gentle slope or a steep climb, the choice is yours. Alternative, when cars are allowed you can drive up and around.
Choose a sunny day but bring layers as it is always windy at the top! Takes 35-50 minutes to climb to the top.
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“If you are in Edinburgh this is the number one tourist attraction. If you are into history, warfare, cannons, military memorabelia, and amazing views of the city and beyond to East Lothian and Fife, you should definitely check it out. Best way to see the castle is to buy the Edinburgh Bus Tours Royal Ticket. This gives you access to the castle, Holyrood Palace and The Royal Yacht Britannia as well as the use of the hop on hop off buses for 48 hours, which will take you round all the main tourist attractions and give you a guided history. You save quite a bit of money doing this, so highly recommend buying it. It also gives two for one access to Royal Botanic Garden glasshouses.”
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