Best climbing in Edinburgh

Check out the top climbing in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Arthur's Seat
1. Arthur's Seat
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978 local reviews
Arthur's Seat
Natural featureEstablishment
Adrian
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is…
Kyra
My favourite city centre volcano in the world - to be honest I am not sure if there are any others but I doubt…
Paul
Arthur's Seat is an outdoors must-see for its beautiful hills and volcanic geology, which can be approached…
1. Arthur's Seat
1. Arthur's Seat
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978 local reviews
Arthur's Seat
Adrian
Adrian
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is probably the most astonishing urban…
Kyra
Kyra
My favourite city centre volcano in the world - to be honest I am not sure if there are any others but I doubt they could be more beautiful…
Paul
Paul
Arthur's Seat is an outdoors must-see for its beautiful hills and volcanic geology, which can be approached from all directions and allow…
2. Edinburgh International Climbing Arena: Ratho
2. Edinburgh International Climbing Arena: Ratho
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23 local reviews
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena: Ratho, South Platt Hill
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+44 131 333 6333
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Candida
Massive climbing centre. Ad hoc climbing for adults and kids, as well as clip and climb for younger ones. …
Nicholas & Yelena
The most amazing climbing indoor climbing arena in the world! Just 15 minutes away or 25minutes walk along the…
Lily
Huge and impressive climbing arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe! Bouldering rooms and many climbing…
2. Edinburgh International Climbing Arena: Ratho
2. Edinburgh International Climbing Arena: Ratho
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23 local reviews
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena: Ratho, South Platt Hill
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+44 131 333 6333
Candida
Candida
Massive climbing centre. Ad hoc climbing for adults and kids, as well as clip and climb for younger ones. Booking in advance is advisable. …
Nicholas & Yelena
Nicholas & Yelena
The most amazing climbing indoor climbing arena in the world! Just 15 minutes away or 25minutes walk along the canal tow path. Courses,…
Lily
Lily
Huge and impressive climbing arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe! Bouldering rooms and many climbing walls. Soft play and cafe as…
3. alien rock
3. alien rock
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14 local reviews
8 Pier Pl
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+44 131 552 7211
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Alyssa And Martin
Climbing wall constructed in a vaulted church building, this is a cool activity if you are looking for…
Scott & Gill
If you fancy some indoor rock climbing, this is where Scott goes every week.
Ross
Great climbing wall in an old church. Plenty of tough challenges!
3. alien rock
3. alien rock
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14 local reviews
8 Pier Pl
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+44 131 552 7211
Alyssa And Martin
Alyssa And Martin
Climbing wall constructed in a vaulted church building, this is a cool activity if you are looking for something outside of the typical…
Scott & Gill
Scott & Gill
If you fancy some indoor rock climbing, this is where Scott goes every week.
Ross
Ross
Great climbing wall in an old church. Plenty of tough challenges!
4. Alien Rock
4. Alien Rock
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12 local reviews
8 Pier Pl, Edinburgh
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Diego
If you are into climbing or want to give it a go, this is your local place when the weather outside is not…
Nick
If climbing is your thing, or if you would like to give it a try...
Dominic & Eveline
Indoor rock climbing in a former church. What's not to like!
4. Alien Rock
4. Alien Rock
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12 local reviews
8 Pier Pl, Edinburgh
Diego
Diego
If you are into climbing or want to give it a go, this is your local place when the weather outside is not very inviting
Nick
Nick
If climbing is your thing, or if you would like to give it a try...
Dominic & Eveline
Dominic & Eveline
Indoor rock climbing in a former church. What's not to like!
5. Calton Hill
5. Calton Hill
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265 local reviews
Calton Hill
Natural featureEstablishment
Alison
Best 360 degrees view for a small amount of climbing effort! I always take visitors here. If you want a more…
Vicente Ramon
It's a fairly easy walk up paved paths and stairs. There are no better views of the city... You can get even…
Joanne
For some of the most beautiful views in Edinburgh and it only takes 10 minutes to get to the top from the…
5. Calton Hill
5. Calton Hill
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265 local reviews
Calton Hill
Alison
Alison
Best 360 degrees view for a small amount of climbing effort! I always take visitors here. If you want a more strenuous walk for a great view…
Vicente Ramon
Vicente Ramon
It's a fairly easy walk up paved paths and stairs. There are no better views of the city... You can get even better views by paying a small…
Joanne
Joanne
For some of the most beautiful views in Edinburgh and it only takes 10 minutes to get to the top from the flat. An easier option than…
6. Holyrood Park
6. Holyrood Park
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133 local reviews
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Mairi Anne
While Arthur’s Seat is always worth climbing, there is much more to the park. A cliff edge walk along…
Michelle
Visiting Holyrood Park will give you the option of climbing up Edinburghs very own extinct volcano - Arthurs…
Susan
Good walking and/or climbing opportunities. Good views from top of the Crags and even more so from top of…
6. Holyrood Park
6. Holyrood Park
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133 local reviews
Mairi Anne
Mairi Anne
While Arthur’s Seat is always worth climbing, there is much more to the park. A cliff edge walk along Salisbury Crags, or the more genteel…
Michelle
Michelle
Visiting Holyrood Park will give you the option of climbing up Edinburghs very own extinct volcano - Arthurs Seat. From its summit you will…
Susan
Susan
Good walking and/or climbing opportunities. Good views from top of the Crags and even more so from top of Arthur's Seat.
7. The Meadows
7. The Meadows
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345 local reviews
Melville Dr
+44 131 529 5151
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Graeme
The Meadows Playpark is a play park with so much to do for children of all ages. Recently refurbished to a…
7. The Meadows
7. The Meadows
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345 local reviews
Melville Dr
+44 131 529 5151
Graeme
Graeme
The Meadows Playpark is a play park with so much to do for children of all ages. Recently refurbished to a very high standard - there is…
8. Calton Hill
8. Calton Hill
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250 local reviews
Calton Hill
Route
Sheryll
The panoramic views from Calton Hill have astonished and inspired visitors for centuries. Major landmarks can…
Emily
Don't fancy climbing Arthur's Seat? Calton Hill only takes 10 minutes to walk up, but still offers beautiful…
Eneida
Wonderful views from Carlton Hill if you aren't up for climbing up Arthur's Seat!
8. Calton Hill
8. Calton Hill
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250 local reviews
Calton Hill
Sheryll
Sheryll
The panoramic views from Calton Hill have astonished and inspired visitors for centuries. Major landmarks can be seen from a bird's eye…
Emily
Emily
Don't fancy climbing Arthur's Seat? Calton Hill only takes 10 minutes to walk up, but still offers beautiful views of Edinburgh. There is a…
Eneida
Eneida
Wonderful views from Carlton Hill if you aren't up for climbing up Arthur's Seat!
9. Scott Monument
9. Scott Monument
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102 local reviews
Scott Monument
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Deborah
Worth climbing for a lovely view of the city centre from above, plus you get a little certificate that shows…
Mark
I really enjoyed climbing to the top of this monument. It does get very tight towards the top so not for the…
Bibi
Spectacular views of the city after climbing 287 steps!
9. Scott Monument
9. Scott Monument
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102 local reviews
Scott Monument
Deborah
Deborah
Worth climbing for a lovely view of the city centre from above, plus you get a little certificate that shows you've climbed all those steps!
Mark
Mark
I really enjoyed climbing to the top of this monument. It does get very tight towards the top so not for the claustrophobic.
Bibi
Bibi
Spectacular views of the city after climbing 287 steps!
10. The Sheep Heid Inn
10. The Sheep Heid Inn
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112 local reviews
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Steven
Edinburgh's oldest surviving pub! A great place to get a warm meal and beer after climbing Arthur's Seat.
Chiara
Edinburgh's oldest Inn for a break and a meal after climbing up to Arthur's Seat.
10. The Sheep Heid Inn
10. The Sheep Heid Inn
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112 local reviews
Steven
Steven
Edinburgh's oldest surviving pub! A great place to get a warm meal and beer after climbing Arthur's Seat.
Chiara
Chiara
Edinburgh's oldest Inn for a break and a meal after climbing up to Arthur's Seat.
11. Alien Rock 2
11. Alien Rock 2
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4 local reviews
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Louisa
For fitness fanatics or those with a head for heights, indoor rock climbing, fun!
John
Indoor rock climbing without ropes - 'bouldering' wall.
11. Alien Rock 2
11. Alien Rock 2
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4 local reviews
Louisa
Louisa
For fitness fanatics or those with a head for heights, indoor rock climbing, fun!
John
John
Indoor rock climbing without ropes - 'bouldering' wall.