The History of Leith

November 16, 2008

Arthur Seat

Arthur’s Seat (in Holyrood Park) is what’s left of a volcano that was last active around 335 million years ago.

In 1836, five boys out hunting for rabbits found 17 miniture wooden coffins in a cave, each with a tiny carved figure inside. No-one knows why they were there. It’s thought it may have had something to do with witchcraft, or possibly they were a memorial to the victims of Burke and Hare – or even made by Burke himself. for more click here

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