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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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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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  • The was one of the “free” activities in the city that was well worth the effort. I’m not going to lie, it was a bit of a climb for my wife and I ... both in our later 60’s. We almost turned back just ...  more »
  • Not a lot not to like here. Climbed on a lovely day and 50 mile visibility from the top. Obvious paths and well signposted  more »
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  • It was truly a memorable part of my life.
  • Beautiful view of Edinburgh. A lot of hills to climb on and places for sitting and relaxing. If wet and rainy hill can be slippery.
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