Rising above the city to a height of 251 m (823 ft), Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh.
The scenic Arthur’s Seat is located in Holyrood Park, a green oasis in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Its name came from the Gaelic name “Àrd-na-Said” which means “Height of Arrows”. The hill is the largest part of the remains of a 350 million years old volcano.
Interesting fact: Arthur’s Seat is often mentioned as one of the possible locations for Camelot, the legendary castle and court of the Romano-British warrior-chief, King Arthur.
Planning to visit Edinburgh? Below are pictures of Arthur’s Seat from my walk around Holyrood Park.
Scotland’s law allows “wild” tent camping on most unenclosed land. However, staying overnight in Holyrood Park, specifically camping and overnight parking, is not permitted under the Park Regulations Act (1971).
Official website of the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment: Historic Environment Scotland
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