Visit Edinburgh's volcano and walk over its lava flows, there is no danger as it has been extinct for 350 million years. The ... More
Visit Edinburgh's volcano and walk over its lava flows, there is no danger as it has been extinct for 350 million years. The name may refer to 6th Century Arthur of Strathclyde or be a derivative of the Gaelic ard-na-said, meaning height of arms. The highest point in Holyrood Park, on a clear day you can see for miles from the mound across Edinburgh city, along the coast to East Lothian and out to the Forth to Fife. Free admission.
Hiking up Arthur's Seat is a very pleasant and exciting way to spend a few hours in Edinburgh. My family and I only went a little ways up the rock, as we were pressed for time, but the views of the castle, the city, and the Firth of Forth were all breathtaking. I can't wait to return to Scotland in March '05 so I can climb all the way to the top of the hill.
Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park are like a little bit of wilderness right in the center of the city. This is the best view in any city I've been to and well worth the 30-minute climb. On a clear day you can see right across the Forth to Fife.
Breathtaking views from the top, and from the reat of the City at the Seat. It is amazing that no-one ever got land greedy and built anything on top of this beautiful raw mountain right in the midle of the city of edinburgh. Correct footwear: it is quite a walk.