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Climbing to the peak of Arthur’s Seat

 

The reward as you stand at the top of 244 metre (800ft) Arthur’s Seat after a 45-minute hike through Holyrood Park is a 360-degree view of Edinburgh’s castle, Georgian crescents and spires, and beyond the city to the Forth Bridge, the east coast and the Highlands. But the view isn’t the only interesting thing about Arthur’s Seat, which is an ancient volcano; it’s also the site of a large, well-preserved fort, and surrounding Holyrood Park contains Iron Age forts, Bronze Age agricultural terraces and St Anthony’s Chapel, a medieval ruin. Pack a picnic so you can take it all in over a lazy lunch. 

 

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