Arthur's Seat - Edinburgh, Scotland
First off Arthur's Seat is an ancient volcano that provides the BEST views of the city! There is also the ruins of St Anthony's Chapel, a 15th century medieval chapel.
The hike itself is not that bad, we went up on a day with clear blue skies and the sun beating down on us! Needless to say it was nothing like the typical Scottish weather that we are used to.
As for the the hike there are 4 ways to get up to the top ( a better idea of the routes can be found here).
When we decided to hike up, we unfortunately went mid-day and on a day that the top was filled with people. So Tip #1 GO EARLY, especially if you want some decent pictures at the top!
|Like I said the place was filled with people making a photo impossible to take at the top!|
We also decided that we would take a different way down to get a view of what all we missed on the way up! So if you can Tip #2 Take 2 routes, one on your way up and one on your way down!
|The ruins of St Anthony's Chapel, a 15th century medieval chapel.|
|View of the Castle|
|The Palace and the Parliament Building|