Friday, 4 June 2010


Arthur's Seat


Distance: unknown
Ascent: unknown

Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags

Edinburgh's volcanic past left two dominant landmarks: the rock upon which the Castle was built and a cluster of hills in the centre of Holyrood Park, the highest of which is known as Arthur's Seat.

Our hotel for the weekend is on the edge of the park at the bottom of the Royal Mile. With a glorious summer evening closing we took the opportunity to climb Arthur's Seat, then walk back along the Radical Road which runs beneath Salisbury Crags.


The 251 metre summit affords a spectacular view of the city and across the firth to Fife. In the distance the Forth Bridges were visible but a low haze limited any further view. Most capital cities require office towers and revolving restaurants to provide such an experience but here in Edinburgh the earth itself provides a viewpoint higher than the tallest building in the UK.

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