Arthur’s Seat

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General Information

Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the hills in Holyrood Park that overlook the Scottish capital city, Edinburgh. The hill is thought to have been named after King Arthur, although other theories on its naming exist. The peak of the hill is around 251m(822 ft) high and has become a place for tourists to visit due to it giving stunning views over the Scottish capital.

Getting there

The peak is situated around a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle and the city centre. The only way to reach Arthur’s Seat is on foot and it is advised that walking up the hill from the east is the easiest climb, although it is thought it can be climbed from any direction.

Opening Times and Admission

The hill is accessible throughout the year, although the terrain is harder to climb in winter months when the ground is saturated.

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Posted: 8 May 2021, 13:05



Good exercise


Good exercise to get to the top of this Arthur Seats. Great views up there.

Posted: 12 Jun 2019, 18:18





Climbed up this mountain with my travel companion on our last afternoon in the city. We had good weather so there was many people with the same intentions. Well worth the walk. Great views.

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