Phillip Wong // The Articles

Arthur’s Seat

12th February 2017

Looking over Edinburgh to the North Sea.

After a pizza and a pint, I kept heading towards Holyrood Park. As I got closer, I could see the dinner time crowd descending down the path along Salisbury Crags, but there was still several hours of daylight left and many others had begun the ascent.

The walk is very accessible and comfortable at your own pace, but the climb – a progression of steady four wheel drive track, then steep hiking trail, followed by expansive grassland – still needs to be earned.

Looking over Salisbury Crags to the Old Town.

Reaching the top, the rocky outcrop of Arthur’s Seat was busy but quiet. Pensive even. Several looked like they had been there for hours (which was quite possible) sitting in the cool late summer sun, looking out over the best view in the house.

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31st January 2017

The queue for the London Eye.

It’s one of the main attractions, but if you’re intending to go on the London Eye, this could be the view that you enjoy for the majority of your experience. There are other ways to get the grand view over London, albeit relying on a dash of good fortune.