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Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years ago. Situated within Holyrood Park, as well as it's rich cultural heritage, the park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled vistas of the city from...more
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Queen's Drive | Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
0131 557 4685
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Great hike which I have done 4 times now - last time was at sunrise and great to see Edinburgh at that moment
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This is a majestic area and if you wish to hike it, bring good hiking boots. Not for those who aren't physically fit.
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Arthur's Seat is a good place to visit. Be well prepared clothes wise as the weather can change quickly (One minute Sunshine the next rain). Robert Louis Stevenson described Arthur's Seat as "a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design" and I would agree with
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The hill is a highlight for any trip to Edinburgh and a must-see for any able tourist. However it can get very slippery in Winter when there is much frost that has formed on the ground and this can make the journey up Arthurs Seat quite hazardous. Treking shoes are recommendedđź‘Ť
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What's great about Arthur's Seat is there are several ways to climb it - either very fast or winding around the backside for a more leisurely stroll.
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Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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