Arthur’s Seat

First hill to Arthur's seat, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

First hill to Arthur’s seat

View of Edinburgh from walk to Arthur's seat, Scotland, United Kingdom

View of Edinburgh from walk to Arthur’s seat

Walk to Artur's Seat , Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Walk to Artur’s Seat

Looking back down the walk to Arthur's seat  , Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Looking back down the walk to Arthur’s seat

Views from the walk to Arthur's seat , Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Views from the walk to Arthur’s seat

Stairs on the walk to Arthur's seat , Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Stairs on the walk to Arthur’s seat

View of the sea from Arthur's seat  , Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

View of the sea from Arthur’s seat

 Arthur's seat  , Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Arthur’s seat

Path down from Arthur's seat  , Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Path down from Arthur’s seat

Cliffs around Arthur's seat  , Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Cliffs around Arthur’s seat

Arthur’s seat is the main peak in a group of hills that make up most of Holyrood Park. Arthur’s seat is created by and extinct volcano system like castle rock on which Edinburgh Castle sits. The walk up to Arthur’s seat is popular with tourist and locals alike and the views of Edinburgh and back out to sea are pretty impressive. There is no real path to speak of to walk up to the top. There is more a worn trail which can be very narrow, steep and rocky in some parts. In saying that I was able to do the round trip in a pair of thongs (flipflops) in about 2hrs so its well worth the climb. I walked from Holyrood Palace to the start point of the walk. There is an even easier option then the one I took and you can just walk all the way along the road till it dead ends and then start the trip up the hill. I started the walk up the hill earlier and then on the way back took the road which made it so much easier considering I didnt have walking shoes on. After eating so much delicious food in Edinburgh Arthur’s seat is definitely worth the work.

 

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