Hike up Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park

Looking for a good walk in the middle of the city? Don’t miss out on the chance to see Edinburgh from the top of Arthur’s seat and hike up this ancient volcano! This is a trail that has to be on the bucket list of hiking enthusiasts and anyone interested in photography. There’s a reason this is one of Edinburgh’s most popular visitor attractions!

Why walk up Arthur's Seat?

This ancient dormant volcano offers some of the most breathtaking 360 degree views of Edinburgh and the surrounding Lothians. It's also a historic site, with evidence of human life here as early as 5000 B.C. and the ruins of Bronze Age settlements in Holyrood park.

Why not explore the rest of Holyrood Park while you’re here? With amazing flora and geology as well as a great visitor centre, a medieval church and picturesque Duddingston Loch, it’s the perfect natural retreat from the busy streets of Edinburgh. If you’d rather dive back into the bustle of the city then don’t worry, the Royal Mile is just a short walk away, with tons of great shops to explore and easy links to the rest of the city.

  • Open year-round
  • Parking available at Holyrood Palace (£1 an hour) or The High Road and Dunsapie Loch Car Park are open to vehicles from Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30 am to 3 pm

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