Hillwalking Arthur's Seat Edinburgh
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh - A dorment volcano located on the south side of Edinburgh,
not to far from Holyrood Palace.
Hillwalking Arthur's Seat Edinburgh - Scottish Walks.
|Length: 1 mile||Duration: 2 Hours.|
|Difficulty: 3/10||O.S. 66|
|I started the walk opposite the car park for Holyrood Palace, which takes you up a steep incline for a spell, then levels out to already offer good views of the city. This path follows a route underneath some steep cliffs, then opens out so that Arthur's Seat comes into full view.|
|From here the path becomes more of a man made staircase, rising steeply at various stages before levelling out on a smaller hill with the Seat only a hundred yards away, five more minutes and you're there and can spend as long as you like taking in the views of the city and castle and assorted landmarks. Further a field, Holy Island can be seen to the south and northwards on a clear day, the Forth bridges are visible.|
|Since the walk is a relatively short one, and let's say you are not a local, then another few hours visiting a large variety of famous buildings in the area would be a fine way to complete your day.|