Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park

Updated: Jul 22, 2021

Arthur's Seat is the highest peak of the hills in Holyrood Park, right in the center of Edinburgh. Although reaching there demands moderate climbing, it is worth it! Arthur's Seat gives an excellent full panoramic view of the entire city. At the entrance of the park, you'll find a small information center. You can take a map and directions, and start climbing. It took us approximately 35-40 minutes to the top. The only thing we regret was that we didn't take enough water with us. I suggest you won't make the same mistake.

Holyrood park himself is a vast green area full of life and travelers. The park is very close to a few of the central city attractions. Tip: there are toilets in the parliament building next to the park. You can enter for free.

Free Entry.

Website: www.visitparliament.scot

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