Edinburgh - Royal Mile, Arthur's Seat & Princes Street

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Photo from the walk - Edinburgh - Royal Mile, Arthur's Seat & Princes Street

County/Area - Edinburgh

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 1240 feet / 376 metres

Grade - easy

This Edinburgh walk starts from Princes Street with the main objective being Arthur's Seat. However during the route you will also visit the Royal Mile, explore Princes Street Gardens, see the Scottish Parliament and Edinburgh Castle. 

Walk Description  Map showing start

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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