"When I forget thee, Auld Reekie, may my right hand forget it's cunning" R.L. Stevenson

    Salisbury Crags

    Salisbury Crag’s rockface rises 151ft and stretches for three quarters of a mile above a 400ft high grass slope. The Crags overlooks the Scottish Paliament Buildings, Our Dynamic Earth and The Palace of Holyroodhouse. It also offers spectacular views of across Edinburgh and is a perfect location for photographers.
    Climbing, is still allowed although climbers need to apply for a free permit at the education centre to the east of the park. There is still some climbing activity in the area, although most of it is bouldering rather than free climbing.
    Beneath the rockface is the Radical Road which was paved by unemployed weavers at the time of the Radical War in 1820 at the suggestion of Sir Walter Scott.
    At Hutton’s Section, the founder of modern geology James Hutton observed that the deposition of the sedimentary and formation of the igneous rocks must have occurred at different ages and changed the view of the age of the earth from thousands to billions of years old.
    This was one of the most important discoveries of the Scottish Enlightenment
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