The centre of Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland. Arthur's Seat is the main peak of an extinct volcano, rising to a height of 251 metres above sea level. The top of the peak provides excellent views of Edinburgh and the surrounding area.
Holyrood Park itself was created in 1541 when King James V of Scotland had the area enclosed with a stone wall. The park is scheduled as an ancient monument and site of special scientific interest due to its landscape, history, and wildlife.