Hills of Edinburgh: Arthur's Seat

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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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Arthur's Seat, Scotland

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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


Have you ever visited the Arthur's Seat? What are your impressions of the hill? Feel free to post a comment below.


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For information about self guided walks to Arthur's Seat, see: http://www.geowalks.co.uk/iarthurwalks.html

21 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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  3. Thank you for sharing these great photos with us! We honeymooned in Scotland, and hiked up Arthur's Seat - these pics bring back great memories!

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  4. I love this! We were supposed to visit Scotland this summer but pushed it out to next year. We will definitely add this to our ever growing itinerary!

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  5. wow I love all of the greenery and how gorgeous it looks there. It looks so peaceful! Definitely a place to visit!

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  6. Oh wow! YOU GOT A SUNNY DAY IN SCOTLAND! lol! I remember when I was there, it was FREEZING and RAINY!!

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  7. Scotland looks so beautiful! I've been to England and Ireland before but we didn't have the time to make it up to Scotland. My husband and I want to go in a few years when our boys are old enough for the long flight.

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  8. So beautifull! This picture seems that they bring me to Scotland. Thank you so much for this pictures <3

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  9. Scotland is somewhere I would definitely LOVE to visit!!! The pictures are sooo beautiful.

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  10. The pictures of Scotland are stunning. I will love to make visit to this place with my family this year.

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  11. My brother in law just went to Scotland and raved about the countryside! Thank for sharing your images with us

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  12. Beautiful pictures! You did a great job capturing the beauty here.

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  13. I'm tenatively planning a trip to Scotland at the end of this year. I need to add this to my list!

    April

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