Given its location, Arthur’s Seat is one of the most popular hikes in Scotland. It is located on an extinct volcano, which is one of the reasons why it is of interest to the hikers. If you are looking for an easy and rewarding walk, then this is the place for you. Enjoy the overlooking view of Edinburgh while walking.

I recommend a circular walk to enjoy the views of Holyrood Park. Be ready to be mesmerized by the majestic views of St Margaret’s Loch and St Anthony’s Chapel. There is an incline on the length of the hike, though the path is easy and straightforward. Kids can do it too, and you can easily survive the hike wearing flip flops.

  • Height: 251 meters
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

Trace the route using an interactive map. Use a map that has built-in geolocation to help you navigate easier. The geolocation detects your exact location which makes it easy for you to determine your location in reference to the route. I have included an interactive map below to help you trace your route and be familiar with the hike.

How to Use the Map

  • Zoom in and out of the map if needed. This helps you see a better picture of the route.
  • Using the ‘broken square’ icon, switch to full-screen mode on your device.
  • Check your geolocation. The pin icon will show your exact location. Geolocation can never be 100% accurate. The accuracy depends on the response time of Google geolocation.