Arthur's Seat

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Arthur's Seat is the main peak in the hills located in the fine Holyrood Park.  It stands 823 feet high and is accessible from all directions (although with varying degrees of difficulty) via an approximately 30-45 minute hike.  The easiest path is from the east, although none of the approaches are difficult.

The highland landscapes of Arthur's Seat are located a mile east of Edinburgh Castle.  It gives a commanding view of Edinburgh and is a popular walk and vantage point.
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You can start the hike from Holyrood Palace.
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First To Review: Laura L.
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Jan 27, 2012
Hello together,
I was last august in Edingburgh and there was a lot of nice places, but knwi i will tell you something about arthurs Seat.
Do you like walks?
do you like a fantastic view?
then you are with arthurs seat on the right adress.
Arthur's seat is a hill form Holyrod Park. It is situated in the centre of the city of Edingburgh. The hill rises above the city to a height of 250.5 m (822 ft), provides excellent panoramic views of the city, is relatively easy to climb, and is popular. Though it can be climbed from almost any direction, the easiest and simplest ascent is from the east, where a grassy slope rises above Dunsapie Loch.
When you are interested in Fantasy and mystic:
Many people thing this was the old place of Camelot the legendary castle of King Arthur.
So I think its a most go and here my tips:
Bring your wellis or boots with you, when it rains it can be really moddy Bring a picknick lunch with you (a beutiful view by sunset and really romantic with your love or for couples) take you time and enjoy the nature take nice pictures look at the right timeing. in teh morning and in the night when the sun go down its sooo beautiful there are 2 tracks. One easy and one a bit stronger for specials. mayby do it when you have energy and then its easier to go on the track way from the east Go by a travelgroup they have many interesting informations and you will find friends (check out your hostel) That was it from me. I hope i could help youxoxo
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Sep 24, 2010
It was the first day in Edinburgh.
Arthur chair is a place that definitely need to see. And I went there. I did not know that but I'm going to the Royal mile.
Symbolically that the Scottish parliament has the a building near Arthurs seat. A very beautiful building.
View from Arthur seat is fantastic. One can see that Edinburgh is strap three hills and river Esk kindly offered their services to ships.
Nothing else much memory is left as the first hill and the view from it.
Edinburgh is a place which is definitely a must see. Unless you want to feel the royal presence in everything. From the mountains and castles and ending with whiskey.
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Jun 2, 2008
Arthur's Seat is the main peak on a group of hills on the southeastern side of Edinburgh, and it overlooks the Old Town from a height of roughly 820 feet.  For a nice climb, I recommend coming from the western side ( but several paths from all sides of the hills can take you to the top )  It is a perfect escape destination with amazing views.
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Apr 22, 2012
great hike, takes some time. it was super windy at the top but great views. wear comfortable shoes, take a water bottle and a fully charged camera. there are no washrooms or anything at the top so if you need anything bring it with you. It was a very un-even, rocky path and felt like you were walking straight up but the top is very rewarding with the views.
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Oct 7, 2009
This is truly one of my favorite spots anywhere. On our last visit, my wife and I, along with some friends, had a wonderful outing here. It is a majestic, almost magical, setting. It was a most fabulous location to enjoy a picnic lunch and enjoy the natural beauty of our surroundings. Good Journeys!
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