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As I guess earlier, it’s true Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the group of hills in Scotland which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”. It is situated in the center of the city of Edinburgh, about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill rises above the city to a height of 250.5 m (822 ft), provides excellent panoramic views of the city, is relatively easy to climb, and is popular for hillwalking. Though it can be climbed from almost any direction, the easiest and simplest ascent is from the east, where a grassy slope rises above Dunsapie Loch. At a spur of the hill, Salisbury Crags has historically been a rock climbing venue with routes of various degrees of difficulty; however due to hazards rock climbing is now restricted to the South Quarry and a free permit is required.
My son Joéy Seàndovan and I took the hardest and steepest rout at the East side of the hill while my wife Winnie Jimis and our daughter Joanne Kely who is also our personal guide for the whole tour in Europe, took the easiest way at the West but we arrived at he peak at the same time because I’ve taken almost every step of the hills to take pictures.
We left the beautiful hill 30 minutes before the sunset at 3:00 pm last Sunday to avoid any risk of going down through the steep and slippery hills at dark night which started as early as 3:0 pm on winter in the UK. We too have planned to return to our apartment to do the packing and move back to Birmingham via midnight train. We’re here in Selly Oak Birmingham since early Monday and managed to process some of the picture taken at the Arthur’s Seat.
DKPete, Selly Oak, Birmingham UK, Monday 28th Dec 2015 @ 11:30pm
Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh (Sunday, 27th Dec 2015)
I guess everyone who visited a place of their choice and admired it very-very dearly have always wanted to stay there longger. Beside the beautiful view and awesome weather on the top of Athur’s Seat, we also have new found friends but unfortunately time was really rushing to climb down the highest hill before the sunset yesterday. Glad to have abeautiful picture with this lovely dogs who manage to climbed the hill with their owner. If you ask us where to go if you already in the UK, we must recomend this place.