Arthur's Seat

Type: Great Views, Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

If you're feeling adventurous then why not scale the rocky crags on the edge of town to get a closer look at Arthur's Seat? It is a dormant volcano that last erupted more than 300 million years ago....  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily Open 24 Hours

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "It is a bit of a climb to the summit but there are various approaches. For a gentle climb park at Dunsapie Loch and take either path. Alternatively you could start near Holyrood Palace. Make sure to explore the ruins of St. Anthony's Chapel to the north."
  • Free Things to Do: "If you can dig yourself out of bed early enough to scale the peak before sunrise you'll be treated to an unforgettable sight."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Arthur's Seat is a wonderful place for a walk and rewards you with panoramic views of the city.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Arthur's Seat offers a spot of real adventure. There are crags and ruins to explore, and the view is hugely rewarding.

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