Arthur's Seat

MODERATE 61 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, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
272 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

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.

1 hour ago

Awe-freakin-some! Amazing view of the area. I was fortunate enough to start chatting with a local whose knowledge of the area was amazing!

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1 month ago

Awesome hike. Great views of Edinburgh.

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1 month ago

Great walk, took a different track coming down and the track i took was rocky and pretty steep coming down.

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1 month ago

Loved this trail!! Views amazing!!

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2 months ago

beatiful views! easy climb with lots of options.

2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

Amazing! Great view, great hike, totally recommend!

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3 months ago

Great walking trails with amazing view at the top.