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.
Arthur's Seat reviews
Regardless of the seasons Arthur Seat is just stunning. It has 3 lochs and is quite hilly but you can drive to the top. The views from the road at the top are stunning and it is a must do if you... more »
It was a nice family activity. The views are amazing ! Make sure you have a jacket, water, and your camera ready. more »
Great view up there, a little bit muddy way.
Stunning views. The way up is a bit slippery when its raining but worth it
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