Holyrood Park 0131 652 8150
Two hundred and fifty metre-high Arthur's Seat is a craggy former volcano surrounded first by the three square kilometres of rugged moorland of Holyrood Park, and, beyond that, modern Edinburgh. Hike to the top from Queen's Drive, the tarred road that loops through the park, or take the slightly less elevated but equally spectacular walk along the Radical Road path at the foot of the imposing Salisbury Crags.
I have never been up Arthur's Seat when it wasn't blowing a hooly at the top, but don't let that put you off. There can be no better place to blow away the cobwebs, enjoy the view of the most wonderful city in the world from Salisbury Crags, and watch the sunrise from the very top after you've been out partying all night in the midsummer months. Below Arthur's Seat is Holyrood Park where you can walk and fly a kite, or explore the other side of Arthur's Seat and have a pint at the Sheep Heid Inn in Duddingston. Visit on New Year's Day to laugh or marvel at the insane triathletes running in the snow.
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