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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, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great location for a good walk and for some great views of Edinburgh! A must go for anyone wanting to have a nice brisk walk with some great views of the capital

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Patersr03
Reviewed today via mobile

The best park in any city I’ve ever been to. People are so lucky to have this huge spcial place right on their doorstep

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank We_hunter
Reviewed yesterday

I like this hill you can see the whole town from the top, also great activity with children on a sunny weekend

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank adammcallan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've jogged up the track from the Palace side, locally known as Hunters Bog of this volcanic plug, great route. I've walked up the steps on the far side and strolled up the tourist path each one provides the most amazing view of Edinburgh and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dee C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On a beautiful clear day the hike and view is amazing. Great to be able to take the dogs for a run around. Can be busy over the weekend but definitely worth it. My photos don’t do it justice

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank I9541MMclairec
Reviewed yesterday

It took us just over an hour to climb all the way up as it was an extremely windy day. Be careful the path is very slippery with large steps and steep inclines. It can get very windy at the top as we had to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Basically, it sits there and you climb up it. That's about it, really. At the top you can take a selfie, I suppose, like all the kids do, but it's not compulsory unless you are under 23, invented your own pronouns and vanish if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ubergeekian
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must for obtaining great views of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Quite a stiff climb to the very top but well worth the effort.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank F5822OZdavidb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With a little effort this is a lovely walk with outstanding views of the city. It can be a bit breezy at the top so be prepared but it's a nice way to start a day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank martinbV1482VV
Reviewed 2 days ago

A half hour walk up to the summit, where you can enjoy incredible views over Edinburgh and afar. Spectacular!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Southside & Holyrood
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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2 December 2018|
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Response from MaggieB75 | Reviewed this property |
Just seen your question so hope I’m in time. Not much view in the rain...but still good exercise
24 October 2018|
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Response from Ben M |
The smooth path ends fairly early on for a gravel and dirt path so I don’t think it’s advised.
Leah B
21 October 2018|
Response from Eastern-Shore-4Life | Reviewed this property |
We didn't realize there were charted routes although you can see the trails and people on them. Unless you're in excellent physical shape, I would follow the crowd. My husband and I are in great shape, weight lift, cardio... More