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Name:Arthur's Seat
Hill number:1828
Height:251m / 823ft
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Edinburgh (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 27534 72942
Summit feature:rock by trig point
Col:77m  NT270726  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 66
(1:25k) 350
Survey:obvious summit
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The famous Italian guide Emile Rey climbed Arthur's Seat it in 1884 (a very gentle warm up for his First ascent of the stunning Aiguille Noire de Peuterey in 1877) Legend has it he predicted this climb would take all day?! Maybe he too had two small dogs in tow, who on the 2 mile walk here from our pet sit long weekend, insisted on sniffing and weeing on every lamp post, gate post, tree and wheelie bin (and it was bin day). Joined a cast of thousands of tourists on top of the old volcano gingerly picking a way across the polished smooth slippery damp rocks - making it feel like a proper mini mountain. Dogs 4 paws and claws helped them get a grip. 30 years since I was last up here.Chris Pearson18/10/2019
After Dunsapie. West up the path from the northwest corner of Dunsapie Loch to the trig pillar at the summit.Mariana Trench11/10/2019
Circular walk with Salisbry CragsArbie07/08/2019
Very busy fell. Good paths up but coming down we must have gone astray as it wasn’t an easy path down the other side. Really enjoyed though, impressive views.Debconlin29/06/2019
From Edinburgh Waverley station, via Calton Hill with Caden and Traceyderrymark18/05/2019
With Liradie and the Bairdiesrobynetzan12/05/2019
More crowds than Catbells! With Sail.Dangerous Dave14/04/2019
Parked by Dunsapie Loch on a glorious day. Over Dunsapie, Arthur's Seat, Whinny Hill and Salisbury Crags.Nick Down105/04/2019
From Holyrood House via Hunters Bog then steep ascent to summit t(to avoid the crowds) Busy at the top Blue / Sunny and Snow covered hills all around.briandavies17/03/2019
With Liri at Midnight in search of auroraerobynetzan27/02/2019
Busy but beautifulBen Tindal31/12/2018
With Leanne stu Reece mum dad erincampbell38628/12/2018
From Holyrood CP with Karen. 1,000th Marilyn.ChrisR27/12/2018
Along main track from N side (Queen's Drive). With JS.kdbennett03/12/2018
with Rianne, Alex, Radina & Jennie. cold but sunny.gettingonabit02/11/2018
With Mumrobynetzan20/10/2018
With Liradierobynetzan14/10/2018
In Edinburgh for Fringe Festivallerritt27/08/2018
Must be one of the most popular Marilyns to climb - though most people up here wouldn't know what a Marilyn was! Everything was going swimmingly well till my wife slipped on the way down and fractured her arm. - not that we knew it was fractured till a few days later after having it x-rayed.Father Ted04/08/2018
Collecting suburban Tumps around Edinburgh so a quick revisit up here was certainly well in order. Before 8 in the morning and it was still v.busy, though to be expected really given that the Fringe Festival was on.Twice Shy03/08/2018
Parked at Dunsapie Loch and joined the procession of tourists ambling their way to the top on a glorious sunny evening. Waited for numerous selfies to be taken then got my turn on the top! Outstanding views.Jubilado05/07/2018
at midnight 18th/19throbynetzan18/05/2018
From Parliament with Ikuko, descending steeply down to the SWGWR Chris12/05/2018
A rare sunny day in Edinburgh. A bit of snow lingering on the top of Arthur's Seat. Place was heaving with tourists fannying about trying to avoid the mud (some already covered head to toe in mud after a slip but still trying to avoid it - hint: keep off the grass). Views at top did not disappoint.NorthernWayfarer05/04/2018
After Dunsapie Hill. Good views. Windy and overcast.bevandy11415/03/2018
Windy and a little snow!deknyff15/03/2018
With Sarah and Zoe. Icy. Achilles paindavechaffey20/01/2018
in the snowrobynetzan17/01/2018
From Holyrood car park.With Uncle Luke,Aunty Freddie,Grandma and Ali.lilyrosieives07/01/2018
Up on the summit pre-dawn to watch the sun coming up - fantastic!yorkie02/11/2017
A stiff pull up from Dunsapie Loch to be accosted by harsh winds at the top, but a difficult-to-beat view.JOHNS18/08/2017
Walk from the car park to the east.PsyCrow17/07/2017
From Waverley Station and St Mary's Lochtrimarc205/06/2017
solo poor weather slipped on wet summit rockscolinfielding20/05/2017
From north after Salisbury crag in the mist with A. 2 hours later the mist and rain had gone, but we had missed the view from the top.PeterD13/05/2017
hill no. 3 on 7 Hills Run. from Blackford via Observatory Rd, W SAvile Terr, Duncan St, Dalkeith Rd and up steep steps to summit. Descent in fog too,via gully to St Anthony's Chapel. I slipped on wet steps, staving fingers and chipping bone.niallp13/05/2017
Ascended from N.amarillo-oro-como06/04/2017
Bagged on a circular walk around EdinburghRamblingpaul05/03/2017
climb at first light, surprisingly busy.rhalstead30/12/2016
I went with my dad and my dog Rosie.Halszka Musialowicz04/12/2016
Clean sunny morning - very cold. On a trip to Edinburgh with the family. Summit quite busy for November.bgalon26/11/2016
Lovely day, very busy at summit.Ravens/Crows tried to steal our sandwiches. Walked back a different route. For such a popular route with tourists and so much erosion as a result.This hill could benefit from a few more signs, directing the busy traffic ;)TheVirus30/10/2016
Walked up with Harry from the Travelodge via the Chapel route and returned along the top of Salisburg Crags. Good conditions.yorkie28/10/2016
In Edinburgh for a few days so did this one with g/f and daughter, quick climb up from Duddinsgton before braving IKEA .torkm12/10/2016
Continuation of walk from Dunsapie. Descended to the park road and then up the main path east to the summit, reaching it in time for sunset. Descended to St Margaret's Well and then up the Royal Mile and back to Princes Street. With AR on a fine autumn evening.Man of Kernow120/09/2016
Visiting Beth's palsByronHaywood17/09/2016
Never completed 7 hills route the previous week so came back to do today. Number 3 on route again. Route taken was Castle Rock, Calton Hill, Arthur's Seat, Blackford Hill, Braid Hills, Wester and Easter Craiglockhart Hills and finally Corstorphine Hill. All in 8 summits and 22 miles of running/walking.Lyns8117/09/2016