Arthur's Seat On History Visit To Edinburgh Scotland

Tour Scotland short travel video clip, with music, of Arthur's Seat, on visit to Edinburgh. Arthur's Seat, Scottish Gaelic: Suidhe Artair, is an extinct volcano which is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. It is situated just to the east of the city centre, about one mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. 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, but due to hazards, rock climbing is now restricted to the South Quarry and a permit is required. It is sometimes said that its name is derived from legends pertaining to King Arthur, such as the reference in Y Gododdin. Some support for this may be provided by several other hilltop and mountaintop features in Britain which bear the same or similar names, such as the peak of Ben Arthur also known as The Cobbler in the western highlands, sometimes known as Arthur's Seat, and Arthur's Chair on the ridge called Stone Arthur in the English Lake District All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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