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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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#1 of 6,127 in Parks in United Kingdom
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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.
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  • It takes about 30-40 minutes to go from the bottom to the top and gets a bit trickier the higher you go. Great views from the top and a nice blast of fresh air. There's a good viewpoint a few minutes....  more »
  • Absolutely worth climbing for the view. Go early (7-8AM) to avoid the crowds! Or in the summer a late evening when it’s still light. You won’t regret that. I’m young but quite unfit (stamina wise...  more »
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  • 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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