Arthur’s Seat

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Edinburgh Arthur Seat

Arthur’s Seat is the main top of the group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland which shape most of Holyrood Park, described through Robert Louis Stevenson as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in distinctive feature of its bold layout”.

It’s miles situated just to the east of the metropolis centre, about 1 mile to the east of Edinburgh fort.

The hill rises above the metropolis to a height of 250.5 m presents extremely good panoramic perspectives of the town and beyond, is noticeably smooth to climb, and is popular for hill-walking.

although it could be climbed from almost any direction, the very best and handiest ascent is from the east, where a grassy slope rises above Dunsapie Loch. At a spur of the hill, Salisbury Crags has traditionally been a mountaineering venue with routes of various levels of issue; but due to risks rock climbing is now restricted to the South Quarry and a unfastened allow is required.

it is now and again said that its call is derived from legends referring to King Arthur, consisting of the reference in Y Gododdin. some help for this will be furnished by means of several other hilltop and mountaintop capabilities in Britain which endure the identical or similar names, along with the height of Ben Arthur inside the western highlands, from time to time referred to as Arthur’s Seat, and Arthur’s Chair at the ridge known as Stone Arthur in the Cumbrian lake district.

Arthur’s Seat is the largest of the three parts of the Arthur’s Seat Volcano site of special scientific interest, the other Arthur’s Seat Volcano sites are the Calton Hill and the Castle Rock, where Edinburgh Castle sits on.

Arthur's Seat Edinburgh

Terrain: You may find some rough ground and the Arthur’s Seat is very steep and rocky.

Map Location

Edinburgh, Scotland

Coordinates 55°56′39″N 3°09′43″W