Salisbury Crags are a series of cliffs in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park, Scotland, the UK. They rise to over 45 m (150 ft) above the city.
Holyrood Park is a green oasis in the heart of Edinburgh. Its famous landscape was forged by volcanoes and carved by ice. The igneous rock of Salisbury Crags, located in the park, dates back 345 million years to the Carboniferous period. Geologically, this rock is a sill formed when magma inside a volcano found its way into a crack and then hardened.
Interesting fact: In the early 19th century, the Earl of Haddington organized 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.
Planning to visit Edinburgh soon? Here are some pictures of Salisbury Crags from my walk around Holyrood Park.
Salisbury Crags overlooking central Edinburgh has been popular with local climbers for generations.
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