Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as ... More
Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as "a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design". It is situated in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, about a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill rises above the city to a height of 250.5 m (822 ft), provides excellent panoramic views of the city, is relatively easy to climb, and is popular for hillwalking. Though it can be climbed from almost any direction, the easiest and simplest ascent is from the east, where a grassy slope rises above Dunsapie Loch. Source: Wikipedia
I absolutely loved climbing Arthur's Seat and touring Edinburgh. The view from the top is spectacular- you can see the castle, the ocean, everything for miles around. It is free to climb, and quite an adventure depending on what path you take. Climbing at dusk, although a little more difficult to find your footing, is a breathtaking experience. The city lights are beautiful. Definitely something to do again and again.
Breathtaking views from the top, and from the reat of the City at the Seat. It is amazing that no-one ever got land greedy and built anything on top of this beautiful raw mountain right in the midle of the city of edinburgh. Correct footwear: it is quite a walk.
Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park are like a little bit of wilderness right in the center of the city. This is the best view in any city I've been to and well worth the 30-minute climb. On a clear day you can see right across the Forth to Fife.
Hiking up Arthur's Seat is a very pleasant and exciting way to spend a few hours in Edinburgh. My family and I only went a little ways up the rock, as we were pressed for time, but the views of the castle, the city, and the Firth of Forth were all breathtaking. I can't wait to return to Scotland in March '05 so I can climb all the way to the top of the hill.
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