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After a filling breakfast at Premier Inn (included in the room rate), we decided to visit Holyrood Park and hike to the top of Arthur’s Seat. We chose the steeper ascent. For some reason, I thought it would be a faster route but not so much. Just before the summit it becomes a bit steep and very rocky so good walking shoes are a must. We saw a few people in sandals struggling not to slip on the rocks. I’m certainly feeling it in my legs this evening. At 251 meters (823.5 feet) high, we were rewarded with a beautiful view from the top!

Edinburgh the hike up Arthur's Seat
Along the trail to Arthur’s Seat

Edinburgh Arthur's seat almost to the tip top
Almost to the top!

Edinburgh Ruins of St Anthony's chapel
Ruins of St Anthony’s Chapel, Holyrood Park

Top of Arthur's Seat
Made it to the top

View from Arthur's Seat
View from the top of Arthur’s Seat

And because I still can’t get over the view from our room in Edinburgh, here’s one at sunset

Edinburgh Sunset on the castle

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