Author: Julie Thompson | Last Updated: 26 Nov 2019
Hidden below Scotland’s capital is a long-extinct volcano. The peak of this Volcano forms what is called today, Arthur’s Seat. Thought to be named after the Legendary British King, Arthur’s Seat offers some of the best views of the city of Edinburgh and the surrounding landscape. Not only is Arthur’s seat the pinnacle of an ancient volcano, but it is also the site of a 2000-year-old hill fort. This must-see tourist attraction also has a dark and mysterious past. In 1836, some local children unearthed 17 miniature coffins containing wooden figures. These are thought to be connected either with witchcraft or with the infamous serial killers Burke and Hare. Arthur’s seat is one of the United Kingdom’s possible locations for the mythical court of Camelot, home to King Arthur and his legendary knights of the round table as well as the wizard Merlin. With its rugged beauty, accessibility and interesting historical links, Arthur’s Seat has to be experienced as part of any trip to Edinburgh.
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