On our second morning in Edinburgh, we woke up early to take the long walk to Holyrood Park. We wanted to conquer Arthur’s Seat on this sunny and warm day.
The hill itself is incredible, and the view from the top is worth your while. Stone steps greet you at the bottom, and after a tedious walk watching your step, you are finally at the top. There were many hikers, both foreign and local, all taking the opportunity to take photos of Edinburgh below.
Edinburgh Castle can be seen to the west, and the North Sea to the North and East. I especially loved the rolling green hills in the distance.
When we headed to the National Museum of Scotland later, we learned about the unusual miniature coffins found here. I thought it was very curious. I love how each place in Europe comes with a history of its own – even a little green mountain like Arthur’s Seat. The summit’s name is derived from the possibility that this could have been the location of the mythical Camelot. It’s truly a magical place!
Scotland Itinerary including Arthur’s Seat:
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