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  Pictures of Arthur's Seat, Salisbury Crags in Edinburgh
While Salisbury Crags are remains of glaciated rocks, Arthur's Seat is an extinct volcano and has been called by this name since the 15th century.
Salisbury Crags is a fine place to spend a Sunday afternoon (provided the weather permits it).
Salisbury Crags are indeed some of the most unique shapes ever to be found in a city.
www.scotland-flavour.co.uk /arthurs-seat-crags.html   (437 words)

 Holyrood Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The park includes Holyrood Palace, Arthur's Seat, the Salisbury Crags, St Margaret's Loch, Dunsapie Loch, Duddingston Loch, and St Anthony's Chapel.
The Salisbury Crags are a series of small cliffs at the top of a subsidiary spur of Arthurs Seat which rise in the middle of Holyrood Park.
Below the foot of the cliffs is a large and steep talus slope falling to the floor of Holyrood Park with a track known as the Radical Road running in the space between the two.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Holyrood_Park   (413 words)

 Virtual Tour - Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The location is the crest of the Salisbury crags sill, which dips eastwards here at c.
Crags Vent rises as a low hump above the sill surface, and was the first to erupt, depositing the basal ash.
The Salisbury Crags sill, in contrast, belongs to the much later (Late Carboniferous) phase of magmatism, and represents the final stage of igneous activity in this area.
www.st-andrews.ac.uk /geogeosci/site/site4.html   (240 words)

 BBC Scotland - Where I Live - Holyrood Park & Arthur's Seat
SALISBURY CRAGS and JAMES HUTTON : From Salisbury Crags, you can see north to Fife, south to Midlothian and the Borders, east to North Berwick and the North Sea and west along the Firth of Forth to the Bridges.
Salisbury Crags are also volcanic but were created 25 million years after Arthur's Seat.
The crags are important in that they were one of the crucial localities at which the science of geology had its origins during the late 18th Century.
www.bbc.co.uk /scotland/whereilive/edinburghandlothian/walk/06.shtml   (375 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Plan for wind farm on Crags causes storm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
But the beauty of Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park could be destroyed forever under a controversial plan to build a wind farm on its exposed slopes.
The Crags was a perfect location for the wind farm, said Mr Kennedy, who admitted it was the firm’s first project.
Salisbury Crags has also been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Scottish Natural Heritage, the highest category of protection afforded to a piece of land, she added.
news.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=121392005   (922 words)

 Salisbury Hotel
It is the main town in the Salisbury district.
Bernard's teaching was distinguished partly by its pronounced Platonic tendency, partly by the stress laid upon literary study of the greater Latin writers; and the influence of the latter feature is noticeable in all John of Salisbury's works.
Salisbury University (Salisbury State University prior to 2001) is a nationally accredited, four-year comprehensive public university located in the city of Salisbury, Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/180/salisbury-hotel.html   (2026 words)

 EGS - Sites worth visiting
Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags dominate the Edinburgh skyline, and a climb to the top of either offers a fantastic view across the city and beyond - the summit of Arthur's Seat is 251m (823 feet), and Salisbury Crags is 122m (400 feet).
Salisbury Crags is a large sill that was emplaced long after the volcano became extinct.
Tilting of the local rock and the subsequent erosion of the overlying sedimentary rocks by glaciers during the last ice age, have exposed the sill on the western slopes (the crag), and the underlying sedimentary rocks on the eastern slopes (the tail).
www.edinburghgeolsoc.org /o_sites.html   (1813 words)

 Arthur's Seat from all over
The footpath along the foot of the crags is the Radical Road, reconstructed at the suggestion of Walter Scott as a way of creating jobs..
Salisbury Crags dominate the foreground and the winter sunshine clearly shows the footpaths along the clifftop.
Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat stand behind in the winter sunshine.
www.henniker.org.uk /html/arthurs_Seat.htm   (2554 words)

 SALISBURY CRAGS, SCOTLAND - Liltroll and Silvara Travels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Salisbury Crags are in Edinburgh very close to the Royal Mile in the Old Town, which, as you might be able to divine from the name, was the old centre of Edinburgh.
The view of the crags from Arthur's Seat.
Be careful because both the crags and the Seat are very very windy.
perso.wanadoo.fr /liltroll-silvara.webpage/scotland/salisbury.html   (130 words)

 Digipics | Edinburgh, North Berwick, Bass Rock
It is a a 450 foot high crag at the mouth of the Firth of Forth and plays host to 80,000 occupied nest sites.
Salisbury Cargs lie in front of Arthur's Seat and the two of them dominate the Edinburgh skyline.
Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat can be seen from Calton Hill.
www.iaingilfillan.net /albums/edinburgh_aug02.htm   (543 words)

 ScottishClimbs.com Guide
The South Quarry at Salisbury Crags is the best place to climb outside in Edinburgh.
Even when Salisbury Crags are glowing in the evening sunshine, and the horizon extends to Stirling, the Lomonds, the East Neuk, the Lammermuirs and the Pentlands, they are often deserted.
Climbing at the Crags decreases the doublethink necessary to live in a city.
www.scottishclimbs.com /guidepage.php?guideid=23   (424 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Student halls set for 4-star hotel revamp
CHANGE: Salisbury Green House, at the heart of the Pollock Halls, will be used mostly for conferences.
They plan to convert the A-listed Salisbury Green House, a landmark building at the heart of the Pollock Halls accommodation campus into a four-star hotel.
Salisbury Green House - which is named after Salisbury Crags, which tower over the Pollock Halls campus - can accommodate a total of 63 students, 33 in single rooms and the remainder in double rooms.
news.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=104852005   (746 words)

 Edinburgh: Climbing in Holyrood Park. Restrictions and access.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Historic Scotland has partly lifted a ban on climbing the crags imposed in 1978 because the rock faces were crumbling.
It has, however, continued a ban on climbing in a challenging part of the crags because the rocks might be dangerous.
South Quarry was safer for other park users because it was set back from the path along the bottom of the crags known as the Radical Road.
www.scotclimb.org.uk /holyrood_park.shtml   (469 words)

 Edinburgh Photo Library - Salisbury Crags
Brooding over the city is the volcanic rock of Arthur's Seat and its cliff face of Salisbury Crags.
It was the father of modern geology, James Hutton, who first demonstrated that the rocks had been molten magma which had been thrust up to form the igneous sill.
This picture of the Crags, over the rooftops of central Edinburgh, was taken from the top of the Scott Monument.
www.rampantscotland.com /edinburgh/bledin_salisbury.htm   (117 words)

 Pictures of Edinburgh: Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle, Salisbury Crags
What you see are the Salisbury Crags and the pointed tower is Nelson's Monument.
On the right of the Crags you should be able to see Arthur's Seat.
The Crags, as you can very well see are impressive in their unique shape.
www.scotland-flavour.co.uk /edinburgh-lothian.html   (1030 words)

 Edinburgh Evening News - Top Stories - 'I was blown off crags' says fall victim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
AN EDINBURGH man is recovering in hospital today after being swept off Salisbury Crags by strong winds.
A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman, said the officers called to the incident noted that it was extremely windy on the Crags side.
Arthur’s Seat and the Crags have been the scene of a spate of accidents and suicides.
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=85502002   (481 words)

 Sustainable Development in Scotland 1997
In developing his ideas he was inspired by the strata so clearly revealed on Salisbury Crags.
The Salisbury Crags inspired Hutton to understand the nature of the earth.
The Crags cannot fail to inspire the Parliamentarians of Holyrood to work for the future quality of life in Scotland, based on the ideas of sustainable development.
www.scotland.gov.uk /library/documents6/nsc-01.htm   (2010 words)

 Enric Miralles EMBT-RMJM - Scottish Parliament - :: arcspace.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The site is located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town, opposite the Royal Palace at Holyrood, next to Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags.
Drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, the flower paintings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the upturned boats on the seashore for the roofs, Miralles developed a design that he said was a building "sitting in the land".
The roof structure, of laminated oak beams and 111 stainless steel nodes (connecting joints), each slightly diffrent, is clearly visible from within the chamber.
www.arcspace.com /architects/miralles/parliament   (1037 words)

 Scottish Geology - Huttons Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This locality at the south end of Salisbury Crags, a prominent landmark on Arthur's Seat and the cityscape of Edinburgh, is of enormous importance on the development of modern geology.
It was here in the late eighteenth century, that James Hutton, the father of modern geology, found evidence that Salisbury Crags was once molten rock.
The evidence drawn from this locality was instrument in Hutton's Theory of the Earth (1788).
www.scottishgeology.com /classic_sites/locations/huttons_section.html   (89 words)

 Places to Visit - Arthur's Seat
No-one knows who "Arthur" was and indeed the name may be a corruption of the Gaelic "Ard na Saigheid" - "height of the arrows." There are remains of prehistoric forts and there is usually a gathering of observers there to see the sunrise on midsummer and midwinter's day.
Even from the lower roads and pathways, far less climbing to the top of Salisbury Crags, the views are excellent.
The city is spread beneath, with good views of Holyroodhouse and the new Parliament building, up the "dragon's spine" of the Royal Mile to the castle and all the historic buildings along the way.
www.rampantscotland.com /visit/blvisitarthur.htm   (289 words)

 Salisbury Crags Edinburgh - short walk - walking in Scotland - ScottishSport.co.uk
Salisbury Crags Edinburgh - short walk - walking in Scotland - ScottishSport.co.uk
Salisbury Crag is located on the West side of Holyrood Park and provides a fine "Sunday afternoon" walk
Approaching from the north, park at the Palace of Holyrood, crossing Queen's Drive you will notice a substantial path winding its way to the left hand side of the crags.
www.scottishsport.co.uk /walking/salisburycrag.htm   (248 words)

 Scotsman.com Business - Alternative energy sources - Leading Tory puts wind up fellow MSPs
Conservative enterprise and lifelong learning spokesman Murdo Fraser also lodged a tongue-in-cheek motion at Holyrood calling for fellow MSPs to "welcome" a proposal for a wind farm to be built on the nearby Salisbury Crags.
"I doubt that this proposal for Salisbury Crags is intended to be taken entirely seriously, but it does raise some interesting issues," he said.
Scottish Renewables, which represents dozens of wind farm companies, claimed this week the Crags scheme was a hoax.
business.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=605&id=133912005   (402 words)

 Arthur's Seat - Edinburgh - Europe for Visitors
(The Firth of Forth is in the background.) INSET BELOW: Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat from the city center.
rthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags are the two most prominent features of Holyrood Park, a 650-acre patch of rugged Scottish landscape along the eastern edge of the city center.
In this article, I'll tell you how to reach the elevated path along Salisbury Crags and the top of Arthur's Seat.
europeforvisitors.com /edinburgh/articles/arthurs-seat-salisbury-crags.htm   (241 words)

 Overview of Salisbury Crags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Situated in Holyrood Park, less than a half-mile (1 km) south east of Princes Street, 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.
Salisbury Crags are of great significance to the development of modern geology.
He was able to use this evidence to disprove the suggestion of the influential German, Abraham Werner, that all rocks had crystallised from a supposed primordial sea.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/features/featurefirst250.html   (170 words)

 Salisbury Maryland Hotels
by Constable.]] Salisbury (pronounced 'Solsbree' or 'Sauls-bree') is a small cathedral city in Wiltshire, England.
Salisbury is a 1971 album by Uriah Heep (band).
c.1825.]] Salisbury Cathedral is located in Salisbury, England.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/180/salisbury-maryland-hotels.html   (2027 words)

 Edinburgh and The Lothians - Chapter XII - Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Reuben Butler went to the road round the base by the Salisbury Crags the morning after the Porteous Mob, and Scott himself, and Hume, and all the great, and indeed all the little men of Edinburgh have walked there in more or less anxious thought.
You can walk safely and commodiously by Salisbury Crags, since a road called Radical Road was carded round them in 1820.
And the rocky cliff to the west, known as Salisbury Crags, is named after Earl Salisbury, who accompanied Edward III.
www.electricscotland.com /HISTORY/edinburgh/chap12.htm   (2963 words)

 Salisbury Crags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Salisbury Crags is large sill that was exposed long after the volcano became extinct.
The tilting of the surrounding land and later periods of glaciation in the region led to the exposure of the area.
century geologist, James Hutton, used the Salisbury Crags to support his theory of Uniformitarianism.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu:16080 /ukstudy2002/calendar/crags.htm   (153 words)

 Holyrood Park Geology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This map shows Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags in the context of the Geology of Edinburgh and the Lothians.
He collected evidence to prove his point, and among this evidence was 'Hutton's Section' at the base of Salisbury Crags.
The igneous rock which forms Salisbury Crags is called teschenite by geologists, but is known as whin to quarrymen, who used this hard rock primarily as cobbles to cover the streets of the City.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /arthurseat/geology/geology.html   (1141 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The chamber is set into a terraced public square opening off the Royal Mile, which on the southern edge, provides views across Holyrood meadow to Salisbury Crags.
The public areas inside the building including the public gallery in the debating chamber are entered either directly from the Royal Mile at the base of the tower or through a forum recessed into the rising plane of the square.
The Member's lounge, bar, restaurant, smoking rooms and library are ranged along the concourse with windows overlooking Holyrood meadow and Salisbury Crags.
www.mwp-architects.demon.co.uk /building   (871 words)

 Herod the one about an MSPs' temple on top of Arthur's Seat? - Scottish Architecture News
The controversial £431 million Holyrood parliament could one day be replaced by a replica of Herod's Temple positioned on the top of Salisbury Crags, according to a new book.
Edinburgh-born architect and author Alan Balfour came up with the vision as he tried to imagine what the Scottish Parliament would be like in 500 years' time.
Due to circumstances beyound our control, the original story which was a working link at the time of publication may be no longer available on the newspaper site.
scotland.archiseek.com /news/2005/000118.html   (262 words)

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