Fingal’s Cave, Staffa, Scotland

Picture looking out of Fingal's Cave towards Iona, Staffa, Scotland

Fingal’s Cave, Staffa, Scotland

Mendelssohn’s  Hebrides Overture is one of my favourite pieces of Romantic Classical music, so I was never going to miss a chance to see the place that inspired it, Fingal’s Cave, on the deserted island of Staffa.  Shortly after I took this picture, a break in the stream of tourists left me alone in the cave – an experience I will never forget.

And for those interested in early Christian history, the small dot on the horizon is the island of Iona, one of the earliest and most important centres of Christianity in Western Europe.

(See more pictures of Scotland on Journey Photograph here)

8 thoughts on “Fingal’s Cave, Staffa, Scotland

  1. Very cool. While classical music is my genre of choice I had never heard the Hebrides Overture. Until you mentioned it of course…checked it out (probably 5 different recordings) and love it.

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