Climbing Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh was high on my list of things to do while in Scotland and early in the morning on our last day there, my friend and I walked 10 minutes from our Airbnb to do just that! Located a mile from the Edinburgh Castle and standing 822 feet above the City, the views are breathtaking! This is the highest we got because it had drizzled and was a bit slippery and the route we chose to hike was a bit more like rock climbing. But the view of the city was spectacular!
My friend Teresa took a photo of me with her camera navigating my way up the steep hill and she remarked that she wasn’t as worried about going up as she was with coming back down.
Back to the beginning of our adventure. We walked along this route until we saw the steps in the second photo.
Like the extinct volcanic rock that Edinburgh Castle sits upon, Arthur’s Seat was formed by a glacier moving through the area.
There are a variety of myths surrounding Arthur’s Seat, including that it was the location of Camelot, and also many references within literature that mention it.
Looking away from the city this is the view…
Having already walked over 60 miles during our week’s stay in Ireland and Scotland, we didn’t feel like we were missing out by not making it to the top. Now, we’re headed back down…
The scenery in Edinburgh was dramatic and bold and we loved it!
It really is quite lovely. Thanks for the stroll, I don’t think I could have ever made it up that climb.
It wasn’t difficult until the part where I was climbing, but then we turned back. You could’ve made it to there!
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Excellent adventure, Sherry. ❤️
Thank you!! xoxo
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wow. Love it! well done on the big climb, more than high enough 🙂
Thanks…I thought so too!
I still regret that we didn’t go up there when we were in Edinburgh. 😦 Well, there may be another time.
Enjoy your trip, and let the wonderful pictures come,
It is difficult to see everything. We had planned on going to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, but instead went to Mary Kings Close.
Isn’t it always the same, “so much to see, so little time”? But then, that is an incentive to come back, isn’t it. I really wish I could travel more. Well, the day after tomorrow we’ll be on our way to Germany, for four weeks, with friends from Karnes City. We’re really looking forward to that.
Have a good time, and I think you’ll really have to get into liking Scotch, but neat, neither with ice nor water: both are a sin! 😉
Take care, Pit
Have a great time in Germany and have a Scotch for me!!
Will do. Both! 😉