Explore the most popular trails in Holyrood Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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scramble
4 days ago

Good hike and fun trail with a very nice view of Edinburgh.

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rocky
1 month ago

This was a great hike. Lots of different little trails you can take depending on what views you would like to see and your skill level. Highly recommend!

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rocky
1 month ago

Challenging trail if you’re not an experienced hiker. It’s about a 45 minute hike to the top with a steep climb/hike to reach the summit. Some steep and rocky areas, steps, and narrow spots. Wear proper hiking shoes for safety and a windbreaker for the top. Not for the casual tourist or sightseer.

Easy trail with great views. The rocks can be slippery, but I saw a girl in heels do it, so

on Arthur's Seat

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1 month ago

Great easy hike. winds on top where pretty hard.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail before dawn to be at the top for sunrise. had the trail to ourselves on the way up, but was getting busy at the top once it got light

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rocky
2 months ago

Easy but rewarding hike with views in every direction! So many other side trails to explore in this area. We picked a perfect day for this but bring a windproof layer and warm clothes for the top since it's super windy up there! We got started around noon and by the time we finished up it was starting to get really crowded, so go earlier to avoid the crowds. Crowds or not, I'd do this hike again and again!

on Arthur's Seat

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2 months ago

Great views from the summit

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2 months ago

Quiet if it is wet wear sole with grip

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3 months ago

As challenging/interesting/scenic an urban trail as you're going to find.

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rocky
3 months ago

This is a short but fairly steep climb up to the extinct volcanic peak that overlooks the city and surrounding region. The 360-degree views here are stunning, and a great way to orientate yourself with the city's attractions. I'd highly recommend this hike to anyone visiting, it's well worth the short climb!

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3 months ago

great for sunrise just be prepared for a biting wind. had trail to myself before first light then it got busy at the top. grabbed coffee in town at the end

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3 months ago

It was fun. Something of a free-for-all with all the trails up and down the hills. Tons of people at the top of Arthur's Seat, but apart from that it's certainly not the most crowded trail I've been on. Great views, great way to stretch the legs. Trails for all ages.

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3 months ago

The summit is breathtaking; you can see all of Edinburgh! It’s amazing how windy it is at the tippity top — hold on tight!

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rocky
3 months ago

on Arthur's Seat

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3 months ago

Fantastic view!

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3 months ago

Many amazing views to be had here. My Dad, Brother and I hiked this nice hill. You can see the entire town of Edinburgh while taking in a forceful sea breeze. The area by the trailhead has many things to see as well. Be sure to stop by the Cafe at the Palcae!

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3 months ago

Pretty steep but fun hike. Pretty short if you start from the lot halfway up probably around 20 minutes. The views up top are unbeatable so if you want the best views of Edinburgh then this is your best bet.

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rocky
3 months ago

Great hike and beautiful views

on Arthur's Seat

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muddy
rocky
3 months ago

Great views! Wear good shoes - it’s pretty slippery.

hiking
4 months ago

Not a hard climb!!! Views are stunning

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rocky
4 months ago

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