Fingal cave

By Kevin vicari

Where is it?

The fingal ave systems are located in Staffa, scotland.

Fun facts

The cave was brought to the attention of the English-speaking world by 18th-century naturalist Sir Joseph Banks in 1772.[7][8]

The cave's size and naturally arched roof,[5] and the eerie sounds produced by the echoes of waves, give it the atmosphere of a natural cathedral.

It became known as Fingal's Cave after the eponymous hero of an epic poem by 18th century Scots poet-historian James Macpherson. It formed part of his Ossian cycle of poems claimed to have been based on old Scottish Gaelic poems.

Fingal's Cave is formed entirely from hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava flow,[2] similar in structure to theGiant's Causeway in Northern Ireland and those of nearby Ulva.

The cave has a large arched entrance and is filled by the sea.


Friday, May 27th, 6:15pm

Isle of staffa

Tours and boat rides for free