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Arthur's Seat

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What people say

"Arthur seat is the name of the highest peak in the Holyrood park on the east side of Edinburgh. From Princes Street you'll need a 20 minute walk to get there. I'd recommend hiking to the top to have a panoramic view of the city, it's especially nice at sunrise or sunset. Holyrood park is way bigger than you think, you can spend entire day there. Behind the peak there is a lake very popular with birds. Deer and foxes also like to visit to keep your eyes open. "
"This hike begins in Holyrood Park and takes you to the top of the hill which offers fantastic views of the city and its surroundings. It took us roughly 1.5 hours roundtrip to complete this hike. It isn't the most strenuous hike I've done, but it is quite steep and rocky! There are some ruins you pop by on your way up/down as well! "
"This place is magical in all its aspects. Be prepared, climbing on the top can be a challenge, but it's worth it! The view of the city from the top is unbelievable. Late at night, at dawn, or during the day, Arthur's Seat is always a beauty. "

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