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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh: 42 reviews and 99 photos

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  • On top of Arthur's seat - Edinburgh
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Arthur's seat, an extinct volcano that last erupted around 325 million years ago, is the highest point of Holyrood Park, the highest point being 251m (823 feet). Holyrood Park is the ancient hunting ground of Scottish kings.
Although Arthur's seat can be climbed from almost any direction, the easiest ascent is from the East, where a grassy slope rises above Dunsapie Loch, however, many tourists probably approach it from near Holyrood Palace as this is more central. I did the easier climb, as we were staying close to this approach. We took Holyrood Park road which runs alongside the Commonwealth swimming pool on Dalkeith Road. This walk took about an hour to get to the top. The views are fantastic.

Directions: Next to Holyrood Palace.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 13, 2006
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