A sunny day in Edinburgh? Call it a miracle, if you please, but I prefer to call it a perfect excuse to hike up to Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park.
Located right in the heart of Edinburgh, Holyrood Park is a truly remarkable example of grassy Scottish highlands. Originally a Royal Park in the 16th century, the park, now open to the public, features several astonishing hills, quarries, crags, and lochs (lakes). The highest of these hills is Arthur’s Seat, summiting at 251 meters, making it the highest point in Edinburgh.
The hike to the top of Arthur’s Seat isn’t a typical walk in the park, but it’s nothing too strenuous either. Regardless of your skill level, the hike is more than worth it. The beauty of the park never ceases to impress the entire way up, and the panoramic views of the city from the peak are a juicy reward.
On the way up…
At the top of Arthur’s Seat…
I’ve only been to Edinburgh once but I didn’t know about Holyrood Park! Clearly I didn’t do my research properly as it looks awesome. I particularly like your first photo, it’s a great image. I love the way that it looks as if the rocks are sliding away down the hill.
Wow the sky is so clear! Hard to believe you´re in Edinburgh! Looks beautiful! Great post!
Very beautiful views! 🙂
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