Arthur's Seat

Elevation (feet): 823
Elevation (meters): 251
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Scottish Highlands
Latitude: 55.944167
Longitude: -3.161944
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun
First successful climber(s): King Arthur
Nearest major airport: Edinburgh
Convenient Center: Holyrood Palace

Thanks to Poodie and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Edinburghs Highest volcano. Requires use of hands at top especialy if windy. Good view of Niddrie bandit country.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Arthur's Seat.

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  • Log #15057 - by Leigh Henderson on Apr 27, 2004
    hey! I have not climbed Arthur's Seat in a long while but will need to soon! It's great in the summer on a clear, sunny day! If you've not been up it yet then... what are you waiting for??!
  • Log #15058 - by Richard Walker on Oct 13, 2003
    Took 16 minutes to climb, very good views of the city. Would do it again.
  • Log #15059 - by BONNET Ghislaine on Sep 04, 2001
    It was really beautiful... Everyone should try because it's such a great experience.
  • Log #15060 - by rob on Mar 12, 2001
    I would fully reccomend cycling up this hill in Edinburgh. I managed to get 40 mph out of my bike on the way down!!