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Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park

Take in stunning views across Edinburgh from the summit of Arthur’s seat and the Salisbury Crags, in the heart of breathtaking Holyrood Park. Once an ancient Volcano, Arthur’s Seat is now a popular hiking route amongst locals and tourists alike with a range of routes to suit travellers of every skill level.

  • Views of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat, a extinct Volcano on the edge of the city. This historical landmark is featured in One Day Netflix.

Discover Edinburgh’s Ancient Volcano


Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park form a spectacular natural landscape in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, offering both locals and visitors a tranquil escape from the urban noise. At the heart of the park stands Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcanic peak that rises more than 250 metres above sea level, providing panoramic views of the city and beyond.

A trip to Edinburgh is hardly complete without a hike to the peak of Arthur’s Seat, offering stunning vistas of Edinburgh’s skyline, including iconic landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town, and the New Town. With a range of accessible paths and routes to suit all skill levels, Arthur’s Seat offers and idyllic and rewarding experience for nature enthusiasts, photographers and travellers of all ages.

Holyrood Park, surrounding Arthur’s Seat, encompasses diverse terrain, including grassy slopes, rocky crags, and serene lochs. Visitors can explore its winding trails, meander along its tranquil paths, and encounter a variety of flora and fauna along the way. In addition to its natural beauty, Holyrood Park is steeped in history and folklore, with ancient ruins, archaeological sites, and historic monuments scattered throughout the landscape. Highlights include the ruins of St. Anthony’s Chapel, the enigmatic Duddingston Loch, and the iconic Salisbury Crags.

Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, peaceful contemplation, or simply a break from the urban hustle and bustle, Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park offer a captivating retreat that captures the essence of Edinburgh’s natural splendour and cultural heritage.