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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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#1 of 6,114 in Parks in United Kingdom
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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  • An amazing spot in scotland, visited while travelling through the country and hope to go back. Overlooks a great piece of scenary!  more »
  • This place is just great ! Easy to go, you can stop on the top of the cliff, you can see all Edinburgh, you have the little lake and if you are brave the top is even better ! 2018-2019  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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