If you like hiking challenge, this is a place for you!

Ardous challenge in Arthur's Seat
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This summit -- which actually sits atop an extinct volcano -- affords one of the best views of the city and the surrounding Kingdom of Fife. If you're wondering where you'll find Arthur's Seat, just tilt your head up and direct your eyes to the highest point of Holyrood Park.

To hike it, start at the crumbling remains of St. Anthony's Chapel and follow the signs up. Some recent travelers mention the hike was a bit more arduous than they thought it would be. Visitors not prone to regular walking might find it very difficult. Wearing comfortable walking or hiking shoes is a must, as is bringing along some water. Once you reach the top, most travelers say you'll find the 360-degree views worth any sweat you might've worked up.

And although it might be fun to think that its name (Arthur's Seat) harks back to the King Arthur legends, experts say that sadly it does not. It's more likely named for the 6th century Arthur of Strathclyde or an old Gaelic word that translates as "height of arms."

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