A walk up and around Arthur’s Seat is one of the best free things you can do in Edinburgh
Looking back on Dunsapie Loch
We love Arthur’s Seat and have previously written about a walk around the extinct volcano and also when it has been covered in snow.
We recently took another stroll up to the top and soaked in the magnificent views.
A couple take in the views below
Looking down on the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links
Looking over to Calton Hill
Looking over to town
Looking down to Portobello and the east coast
Further information on Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat is available on the Historic Scotland website.
Downloadable map and guide (PDF, opens in new window).
Sunday road closures: From late March/early April until end of September all roads, except the High Road (where possible) and access to the car parks, will be closed from 08.30 – 18.00 every Sunday. From October until late March/early April all roads, except the High Road (where possible) and access to the car parks, will be closed from 08.30 – 16.00 every Sunday.
Suitable for disabled? There is a road all the way around Arthur’s Seat, but not to the summit. There’s a separate path for walkers and joggers, so suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. There are car parks at the top beside the Loch and lay bys that you can park in and enjoy the view.