Arthur's Seat

MODERATE 46 reviews

Arthur's Seat is a 3.9 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and fly fishing. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
272 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

fly fishing

hiking

walking

views

Experience a proper hill walk in the heart of the city. Arthur's Seat's rocky summit towers over Edinburgh, with fabulous views in all directions, and the extensive parkland surrounding it is an oasis of calm as a retreat from the busy city. Arthur's Seat is the highest of a group of hills, formed from the remains of a volcano, that make up Holyrood Park. The summit is 251 metres high and surprisingly rocky and wild for a hill in the centre of a major city. Although it is popular, it still feels like a real get away from it all place.

4 days ago

Fun little climb with a great view of the city at the peak.

hiking
7 days ago

Amazing! Great view, great hike, totally recommend!

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1 month ago

Great walking trails with amazing view at the top.

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1 month ago

I'm so glad I hiked Arthur's Seat. This was my favorite part of my trip to Edinburgh. Amazing views! Great exercise.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and I did this early one morning before the crowds came. We took the more rocky path closer to the city side on the way up. It proved to be a reasonably good workout (we're casual hikers) and took the grassy path cutting through the hills on the way down.

This hike is worth it. The view at the top, while can be tough to reach, is worth it, especially if the weather is good.

Try to go early (before 10am) to avoid the crowds. Otherwise, the trail and top are heavily trafficked and make it hard to take pictures.

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Amazing route. A good little job/run 3/4 up then be careful of the stone steps. Amazing day without a single cloud in the sky!

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