“ A hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design” – Robert Louis Stevenson.
Arthur’s Seat’s rocky summit towers over Edinburgh, with amazing views in all directions. Hollyrood Park offers a calm retreat from the busy city. The formation of rock rises above the city of Edinburgh to a height of 822 feet. Arthur’s Seat is evidence of extinct volcanic activity and the erosion by a glacier moving and exposing the rocky crags.
No one is quite sure why it is called Arthur’s Seat. The most popular explanation is that it derives its name from King Arthur, and the hill is sometimes noted as a possible location for Camelot.