Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the hills in Holyrood Park that overlook the Scottish capital city, Edinburgh. The hill is thought to have been named after King Arthur, although other theories on its naming exist. The peak of the hill is around 251m(822 ft) high and has become a place for tourists to visit due to it giving stunning views over the Scottish capital.
The peak is situated around a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle and the city centre. The only way to reach Arthur’s Seat is on foot and it is advised that walking up the hill from the east is the easiest climb, although it is thought it can be climbed from any direction.
Opening Times and Admission
The hill is accessible throughout the year, although the terrain is harder to climb in winter months when the ground is saturated.