Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Please take a moment to read the Community guidelines and learn how to use the Community. The personal details and information provided by you will be used by VisitScotland to create your iKnow community account. Any content you provide, such as a profile photo, username, comments and discussions will be publicly available.

By ticking the box and clicking submit you confirm that you have read and agreed to the terms of our privacy policy.

Love Scotland and want to share your stories – why not have a look at all the recent discussions and make a contribution or start a new discussion? Visiting Scotland and looking for some advice – why not ask a question or start a discussion or simply explore all the great content?

Join the conversation today and share your #scotspirit.

Arthur's Seat — Some Things You Didn't Know

VisitScotlandLiamVisitScotlandLiam Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
It's hard to miss.  Arthur's Seat is one of the most iconic pieces of natural scenery on offer in Scotland.  You can see it almost anywhere in Edinburgh but here are three things you may not know about Arthur's Seat.  Do you have any more cool facts?

Nobody Knows How it Got its Name


The Edinburgh giant is surely called Arthur's Seat for a reason, naw?  Well nobody knows the reason!  Soem believe it is named after King Arthur, others believe that it is the home to a wandering giant who uses the hill as a seat and bed to watch over Edinburgh who got up and left one day and never came back.


The Rock is Believed to be a Sleeping Dragon



A more fictional story than anything else, it was thought, back in the day, that the rock of Arthur's Seat was actually a sleeping dragon that terrorised the inhabitants of Edinburgh and ate all of the livestock.  The story goes that it ate too much one day, laid down to sleep and never got up again.


Arthur's Seat is in Many Works of Fiction


The hill is featured in many fiction novels throughout history, with most notable ones being Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, One Day by David Nicholls, and mentioned countless times by Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin.

There are many more things I could tell you about Arthur's Seat but now it's over to you!
Lead vocalist & rhythm guitarist for The Bright SkiesTwitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, YouTube.

Comments

Sign In or Register to comment.