Hiking on a Dragon’s Back in Ancient Royal Hunting Grounds, Edinburgh

The Celtic Legend of a Sleeping Dragon

Sleeping Dragon in Holyrood Park. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

My Explanation of the Legend

Holyrood Park from Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

An Ancient Volcano

Climbing Arthur’s Seat, 251m. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

#MagicalHiking

The Palace of Holyroodhouse from Arthurs Seat. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

Hiking to the top

St. Anthony’s Chapel on a rainy day. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

Getting to Holyrood Park

By Bus

By Hop-on Hop-off Bus

By Car

On a hike to Arhur’s Peak. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

Arthur‘s Seat

Ross Fountain below the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas
Gorse in the Holyrood park. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas
If you ever happen to end up in Scotland wondering if you are followed by swarms of small yellow flowering plants know that it is Common Gorse. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

Holyrood Park

On the hike to Arthur’s peak. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

Origins of Holyrood Abbey and the Canongate

Near the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

The Canongate

Ruins of St. Anthony Chapel in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

St. Anthony’s Chapel

According to a Celtic legend Arthur’s Seat is a sleeping dragon which used to terrorize the local folk. The Edinburgh inhabitants got pretty prosperous ever since the dragon took a nap, aye? Photo by Mantas Ališauskas

My impressions of climbing Arthur’s Peak

Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh. Photo by Mantas Ališauskas
Climbing Arthur’s Seat Map. Design by Mantas Ališauskas

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