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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
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. Though interesting by itself, the views from the rocky vista are amongst the best in the city. You'll enjoy an uninterrupted view of everything Edinburgh has to offer so make sure you take your camera. This is a large park, perfect for hiking, and it is fun for kids too, thanks to a lake full of well-fed ducks and swans. The name is popularly supposed to be a reference to King Arthur.
- Daily Open 24 Hours
- 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."
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.