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Friday, January 19, 2018

Arthur's Seat, Scotland
by Arunas Travel Photography - 2



Arthur's Seat is one of the seven hills of Edinburgh, Scotland, situated just to the east of the city centre.



Five interesting facts about Arthur's Seat:

  • The name came from the Gaelic name “Àrd-na-Said”, which means “Height of Arrows”.
  • Rising above the city to a height of 251 m (823 ft), this is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh.
  • It was formed by an extinct volcano system of Carboniferous age (about 340 million years ago).
  • This is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago.
  • The hill is often mentioned as one of the possible locations for Camelot, the legendary castle and court of the Romano-British warrior-chief, King Arthur.

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View of the Duddingston Loch from Arthur's Seat, Scotland
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View of the Dunsapie Loch from Arthur's Seat, Scotland
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Panorama of Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat, Scotland
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Lotus corniculatus, Arthur's Seat, Scotland
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European rabbit, Arthur's Seat, Scotland
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Stones, Arthur's Seat, Scotland
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The summit of Arthur's Seat, Scotland
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View of the north of the city of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat, Scotland
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View of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat, Scotland


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2 comments

  1. I love how vivid your photos are! This looks beautiful. I've been to Northern England, but never to Scotland.. I'll have to take a trip sometime! :) Great post!

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  2. Beautiful pictures, i especially like the little rabbit!

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