“Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”. It is situated in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, about a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill itself rises above the city to a height of 250.5 m (822 ft), provides excellent panoramic views of the city, is relatively easy to climb, and is popular for hillwalking.”
Relatively easy to climb? Not if you have knees like mine but the views from the top of Arthur’s Seat are stunning. My friend Charlotte and I visited Edinburgh recently and decided to attempt the assent which was well worth it for the beautiful views of Edinburgh.
We were very lucky when it came to the weather and could see for miles around. If you’re a sucker for a good view I recommend giving Arthur’s Seat a go, just remember to leave yourself enough energy to walk up the Royal Mile afterwards!