Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat is a suburb on the Mornington Peninsula, overlooking Port Phillip Bay, 60 km south of central Melbourne. It was named by Lieut James Murray in 1802, owing to its resemblance to a hill of that name near Edinburgh. (The hill, altitude 251 metres, is said to resemble a resting lion and overlooks coastal Edinburgh from the south-east. Any connection with Arthurian legend is probably spurious; Gaelic legend is more likely.)


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