Remarkable Sights From Arthur's Seat

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Amy

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

*NEW for Winter: groups of four or more get 20% off*

Get out of the hustle-and-bustle of Edinburgh for a day, take in stunning views of the city from the summit of an extinct volcano, and discover Edinburgh's unique history and folklore with a local guide.

Over 2 and a half hours, we will walk a route through the scenic royal reserve of Holyrood Park, climbing up to the summit of Arthur's Seat, before descending and taking in spectacular views from the iconic Salisbury Crags. On the way, you'll see stunning views of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, from the dockyards of Leith, the majestic Firth of Forth and the verdant hills of East Lothian.

While we walk, you will hear stories of Edinburgh's historical past; its creation and triumphs, its darkest moments (including some violent battles and horrid murders), and its momentous scientific discovery!

Guests should have a good level of physical fitness and be comfortable hiking for 2 hours on steep slopes and uneven terrain. There are steep steps, slopes, and rocky areas on this tour, and no toilets will be available. Accessible parking is available at Holyrood Car Park. Prepare for wet weather just in case!


Our inclusive, small tour sizes (groups limited to 10 people) provide the perfect experience for solo travellers, groups and families exploring Edinburgh this Winter!
*NEW for Winter: groups of four or more get 20% off*

Get out of the hustle-and-bustle of Edinburgh for a day, take in stunning views of the city from the summit of an extinct volcano, and discover Edinburgh's unique history and folklore with a local guide.

Over 2 and a half hours, we will walk a route through the scenic royal reserve of Holyrood Park, climbing up to the summit of Arthur's Seat, before descending and taking…

Meet your host, Amy

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Hey! I'm Amy I work for the charity Child.org, we love running tours all across the UK that raise money for our amazing charity. John (the host for Arthur's Seat) is a big history fan and knows many many great stories surrounding Edinburgh!

John has been a tour guide on Edinburgh's history and stories for over 5 years now, after getting his degree in performance from Scotland's leading drama school.

It's our pleasure to take you round and show you the sights, and secrets of Arthur's Seat!
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About the organisation: Child.org



Child.org is no ordinary international development charity. It is an innovative, sector-leading organisation that works to spark progress in global child health. From running pregnancy support groups in rural Kenya and providing Baby Boxes and baby starter packs to mums, to sending women health messages via SMS, Child.org does what works. Visit our website to take a look at our current projects.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Child.org.

Where you'll be

This tour will lead you through the gorgeous Holyrood Park to the world-famous Arthur's Seat - the summit of an extinct volcano.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 100 reviews.

Anna
November 2021
First of all: Thank you! John was amazing host of this short hike and it was amazing. He showed me several aspects of view, the sunset was such amazing from the top!
James
November 2021
This is a must!! Arthur's seat is a must but can be weather dependent so be prepared! experience is amazing and gives the best views of Edinburgh's skyline.
Christy
November 2021
This is a great tour, definitely worth your time!! If you are extra lucky John will be your tour guide, he is awesome!!
Sasha
October 2021
John was a great tour guide, it was a favourite of my trip to Edinburgh ! Great stories and knowledge, with useful recommendations as well. Although a tour guide is not needed to walk up Arthur's seat, it made it so much more fun and interesting ! Would definitely recommend
Louisa
October 2021
Fab hike up to Arthur’s seat with John as my guide. Great and interesting stories and great recommendations and answers to all my Edinburgh questions. A super chilled experience. We made it to the top John, even in the pouring rain! Thanks so much :)
Jay
October 2021
This is one of the best tours I’ve ever been on!!! The guide was John, he was so funny and such a great story teller, he really made the experience, it was a small group just me and another lady, who I became friends with at the end which was lovely so it felt much more personalised. The walk itself was great, my legs are sore today though! I laughed so much on this trip, John was just great, we all also screamed in the wind at the top which was great therapy haha!!! This was truly a magical tour, I throughly enjoyed it and recommend it to everyone, I’m a bit bias but if you can, get John as your tour guide!! He will have you in fits of laughter!!🤣

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is strenuous.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.