Mountain

Arthur's Seat

944 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Maciej
Maciej
September 9, 2019
incredible views of edinburgh and the Forth bridges
Corinne
Corinne
August 30, 2021
Bracing walk to clear the cobwebs, stunning views
Andrej
Andrej
August 15, 2021
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!
Hamish
Hamish
September 4, 2021
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
Kate
Kate
August 16, 2021
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.
Dawn
Dawn
September 1, 2021
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.
Molly
Molly
August 8, 2019
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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Point of Interest
“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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Museum
“This place is fantastic for adults and children alike - so much to see and do!”
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Botanical Garden
“If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life or are interested in learning more about triopical plants from around the world, then the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is the place to go. Located a short 20 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh city centre, a lovely walk through the city’s New Town, or a short cycle (bike stands provided at East and West Gate)”
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Art Gallery
“Very nice gallery collection - upstairs is the permanent collection and the ground floor hosts temporary exhibitions. Cafe in the basement is worth a visit.”
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Park
“Multiple paths to top of Hill, including paved roads and steps so hiking shoes are not necessary. Provides good views of Arthur's Seat and Firth of Forth. ”
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Location
Scotland, EH8 8AZ