Arthur's Seat ***

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Rising over 800 feet above sea level and looking down at the city of Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat is a rocky crag that has been known by that name since the 1500’s. Located inside Holyrood Park, Arthur’s Seat offers incredible views of Edinburgh and the surrounding area, including the sea to the East. The “Seat” is the alcove located almost half way between the highest point of the peak and the secondary point a little ways down. Arthur’s Seat is a magical place, and yet it was probably named after a local hero named Arthur and had little to do with the actual King Arthur.

With fabulous views in all directions, and the extensive parkland surrounding it is an oasis of calm as a retreat from the busy city.