History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Composer Felix Mendelssohn was inspired to write his Hebridean Overture after a trip to Staffa
The highlight of a visit to Staffa is Fingal's Cave. A path leads from the boat landing area, along the very edge of the basalt rocks that make up Staffa, to the huge cave mouth. The cave is only 12 metres at its widest point, and is supported on slender basalt columns. Inside, the sheer height of Fingal's Cave seems more suited to a cathedral. It is a truly magical place, formed by volcanic action millions of years ago.
The entire island of Staffa is a National Nature Reserve, owned by the National Trust for Scotland.
Address: Fionnphort, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Countryside - Island
Location: 7 miles W of Mull; may be viewed from Iona
Phone: 01681 700659
National Trust for Scotland
OS: NM323 358
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Mingary Castle - 20.2 miles (Castle)
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