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Arthurs Seat

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Arthurs Seat is the main peak of the group of hills 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 centre of the city of Edinburgh, about a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill itself rises above the city to a height of 250.5 m , 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, due to hazards rock climbing is now restricted to the South Quarry and a free permit is required.


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Type: Hill
Elevations: 251 m
Prominence: C. 186 m
Listing: Marilyn
Formed by: Extinct Vikcabi
Aged: Approximately 350 millions years old

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland 143892,Arboretum Place

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Stand: Opp Parkside Terrace, United Kingdom
Frequency: 27 min

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