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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Salisbury Crags, Scotland
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Holyrood park

Salisbury Crags are a series of 46-metre (151 ft) cliffs in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park, Scotland.



Five interesting facts about Salisbury Crags:

  • They are formed from steep dolerite and columnar basalt.
  • The crags represent the glaciated remains of a Carboniferous sill, injected between sedimentary rocks which formed in a shallow sea some 340 million years ago.
  • They were originally shaped by shifting glaciers during the Ice-age, but also by quarrying.
  • In the early 19th century, the Earl of Haddington organised the quarrying of the crags providing stone to pave London streets and all over the country. Almost 50,000 tons of rock were removed between 1815-1819.
  • This striking geological feature overlooking central Edinburgh has been popular with local climbers for generations.

Edinburgh
View of Edinburgh from Salisbury Crags
Edinburgh Castle
View of Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags
The edge of the crags
View of Edinburgh from Salisbury Crags
Edinburgh
Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh
Cliffs
Cliffs, Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh
Arthur's Seat
Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
Salisbury Crags
Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
Salisbury Crags
Path, Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh
Crags
Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh
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