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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A great place for a walk when the weather is fine with extensive views over the city, the river and into Fife more »
Amazing views over Edinburgh and Fife. We went on a windy day but it was exciting to be at the top! Lovely walk for the dog. If you are elderly, then there is a certain route that you shouldn't take..... 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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