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Arthur's Seat
Scotland Top 6 in Can't Miss Attractions

194 Reviews
Liked by 5
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: Queens Drive,Edinburgh,Midlothian,EH8 8HG
Phone: +44-131-6528150

What people are saying:

Arthur's Seat is a must when you visit Edinburgh, even if you don’t climb it. It’s an extinct volcano which is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland, which form most of Holyrood Park.It’s just east of the city centre, about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Edinburgh Castle and very close to Holyrood Palace.The hill rises above the city to a height of 251 mt and provides amazing panoramic views of the city and beyond (you can see the sea and the two lakes around the hill), and is popular for hillwalking.You should also visit the two lakes around it to say hi to the swans and the ducks.

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No need to pack it to Hawaii to hike up a volcano - try conquering one right in the middle of Scotland! Arthur's Seat rises up 822 feet above sea level, right in the midst of modern Edinburgh. A clear day will reward those who brave the summit with spectacular views of everything within 100km, as well as a sunset like no other (though a blanket or two might be needed!). Admission is free, and maps detailing the degrees of difficulty of the various hiking trails are available from the visitor's center.
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Helpful Information

It is windy all year round at this park, dress according to the weather to make the most of your time outdoors. The winds on the hill are strong around sunrise and sunset, if you are planning to visit at these times pack warm clothing.
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