A great seed for villages with two exceptionally close to spawn. One even has a blacksmith’s shop with iron and obsidian stocks ready and waiting to be looted. There’s also a witch hut just on the outskirts, simply travel straight from the larger village through the small desert and you’ll find it built into the face of the cliff.
Rather reminiscent of the Badlands of World of Warcraft, this seed creates a mesa biome surrounded by desert. If your plan is to develop a Mad Max-like world, then you can’t go wrong here. Best to head in with create mode, though, since the area isn’t exactly brimming with mining opportunities.
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Arriving in front of a mountain when you spawn, you’ll instantly see something a little odd. This mountain has a monstrous hole dug all the way through it, creating a hollowed-out mountain for you and naturally the perfect place to build up a secret lair.
A brilliantly awe-inspiring seed, tapping in these digits will create an impressive mountain range with interesting semi-floating structures and overhangs. The clear disregard for gravity makes this a striking map, and those mountain ridges are just begging to be populated with a fortified town.
Spawning you near a village sporting a blacksmith’s shop, Survival has a great selection of tourism spots. Look to the distance and you’ll find a great mountain with hollowed sections, but closer by is a great fissure cut through the land and an inviting sinkhole brimming with possibility.
A mesa biome with a Grand Canyon feel, this seed produces a great natural river formation along the bed of some raised, flat-topped mountainous structures for that all-American middle-of-nowhere feel. Helicopter rides and bungee cords not included.
If you’re looking for a jungle temple, england is the seed for you. There’s no need to look far, since you spawn right on top of one. Inside are some gold and bones to bolster your resource collection, but it’s the fantastic jungle that surrounds the temple that’s the true treasure in this seed. Perfect for creating a tribal-themed hideaway.
A great base of operations for your desert expedition, this seed creates a village populated by a blacksmith’s, a church, and a well. It’s a great starting point, especially since there’s a desert temple within draw distance range that’s holding a few diamonds and iron.
This collection of oddly-shaped islands provides some great vistas and photo opportunities, but it’s what lies beneath that’s of real interest. Dig down from the grassy surface of the angular shaped island and you’ll hit the stony walls of an underground stronghold. Unoccupied, this dungeon is home to an End Portal.
Just in front of where you spawn in this seed is a huge crack in the land that leads down to a phenomenal ravine. It’s basically the Goblin Kingdom from The Hobbit; filled with minecart tracks, resources, lava, and all sorts of creepy mobs including Endermen. But even better than that - this is a stronghold. As you come down from the entrance you’ll even see the library jutting out of the rock face. Hunt around a little and you’ll soon find the End Portal and your ticket to duelling the dragon.
A little exploration is required to find everything of value in this seed, but there are three hot spots to look out for. Two desert temples in the desert biome come absolutely filled with gold and precious stones, whilst a blacksmith’s shop and church provide a few home comforts. On the fringes of the desert as you enter the savannah you’ll find a large village with stone structures that’s home to a blacksmith’s stocked with iron armour.
A desert temple lies on a lovely river bank in the seed, which quite graciously creates three biomes within easy walking distance of each other, with a mesa biome leaking through a line of desert into lush greenland. Nine diamonds and a heap of rotting flesh await you in the temple’s treasure room.
A solitary island home to just a few wolves and a pig, the surface is just a ruse for an excellent buried stronghold. Just look for where the rock face has fallen away and you’ll find an easy entrance to the fortress, which naturally comes equipped with all the mod-cons.
VimCraft spawns you in a magnificent hilly region, but it’s actually the desert just outside this area that you want to head for. You’ll soon find a small village containing a blacksmith’s shop stocked with iron armour and an iron pick, as well as a much larger village with another blacksmith’s. Between the two you can also find a desert temple, which contains a chest full of gold.
This seed contains a true plethora of awesome attractions surprisingly close to spawn. On your swift journey you can find pyramids, mineshafts, temples, villages, witch huts, and strongholds, all within a half-hour radius of your starting position. Check out this forum post from discoverer hgtpsh for coordinates to all the incredible areas of this seed.
A hugely popular seed as featured on Mojang’s own website, rickrollin doesn’t trick you into discovering a classic 80s music video as its name would suggest. Instead, you’ll find a world host to a jungle temple, a buried pyramid, a desert well, a blacksmith’s village that lies close to a cave system filled with ores, and a spooky zombie-infested dungeon.
Those are our picks of the best Minecraft seeds. If you've found something spectacular that we don't know about, let us know in the comments below.