Fingal’s Cave

Fingal’s Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.  Its size and eerie sounds produced by waves give it the atmosphere of a natural cathedral. It has been an inspiration to many artists including Felix Mendelssohn who wrote The Hebrides Overture (also called Fingal’s Cave overture) after visiting the cave in 1829. It also inspired J. M. W. Turner to paint Staffa, Fingal’s Cave in 1832.

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