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TITLE
Fingal's Cave
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_350_P224
PLACENAME
Staffa
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore
DATE OF IMAGE
1800
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31117
KEYWORDS
Fingal's Cave
Staffa
basalt
caves
islands
Mendelssohn
National Trust for Scotland
pillars
columns
Fingal's Cave

Staffa is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The island is famed for its basalt columns which have created many unique coastal features, including Fingal's Cave.

Fingal's Cave has been a source of inspiration to many artists and composers, including Felix Mendelssohn who was inspired to write his 'Hebrides Overture'.

This illustration was taken from T. Garnett's 'Observations on a tour through the Highlands'

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Fingal's Cave

ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore

1800s

Fingal's Cave; Staffa; basalt; caves; islands; Mendelssohn; National Trust for Scotland; pillars; columns

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Staffa is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The island is famed for its basalt columns which have created many unique coastal features, including Fingal's Cave.<br /> <br /> Fingal's Cave has been a source of inspiration to many artists and composers, including Felix Mendelssohn who was inspired to write his 'Hebrides Overture'.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from T. Garnett's 'Observations on a tour through the Highlands'