Spectacular cliffs and caves in Staffa Island

Isle of Staffa in Scotland is perhaps best known for its unique geological features as well as its numerous caves and unique basalt columns that can be encountered as well in the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland.

The remarkable island, located southwest of the island of Ulva and halfway between the Ross of Mull and Treshnish Islands, is one of the lowest in the Southern Hebrides.

On the east coast of Staffa is the Goat Cave and Cave Clamshell. The second has a height of ten meters, a width of six inputs and spans a length of about 45 meters.

On the southwest shore are Boat Cave and Cave Mackinnon, connected by a tunnel to the cave of Cormorant. But the main attraction of the Staffa Island is Fingal Cave formations and unusual Stanco, a large sea cave, located near the southern tip of the island, with a height of about 25 meters, a length of 75 and formed into hexagonal columns of basalt rock.

The island was once inhabited in the 1700s, about 16 people living there, but nowadays only the seagullsĀ  and the rocks inhabit the island. The place became famous at the end of the 18th century, following the visit by Sir Joseph Banks, followed by other personalities such as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Jules Verne and Dr. David Livingstone, plus many others.

If you are planning to go and visit something unique and extremely beautiful, this island is definitely the place to be!

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