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Visit Staffa

Calm Fingal's Cave Entrance

Visit Staffa

Experience the magnificent cathedral like Fingal's Cave, built entirely by nature. From Craignure, it's a 35 minute transfer by courtesy bus to Ulva Ferry where you'll board the Turus Mara passenger vessel and set off on your journey to Staffa.

Staffa is a unique island often described as one of the 'Wonders of the Commonwealth'. Taking one of the shortest crossings, the trip takes less than an hour, beneath Benmore, the last island Munro and cruising westwards out of Loch Na Keal, you will pass historic Inch Kenneth on the left, burial place of ancient kings of Scotland. Then Ulva's Isle with its own columnar basalt on the right, before rounding Little Colonsay and crossing open water for another 15 minutes. Landing at Clamshell Cave it's a short walk along the causeway to explore the columns and be inspired by impressive Fingal's Cave, said to have inspired Mendelssohn's Overture.


For lovers of
History and heritage, nature.

Availability

Tours will begin spring 2018, prices and timings will be finalised soon.

 

In association with Turus Mara

Landings and access at Staffa

Please note that landings on Staffa are subject to favourable sea and weather conditions. Due to poor weather or other conditions it may be necessary at times to change any part of this tour at short notice. The access and terrain on Staffa is not suitable for those with mobility issues. There is a safety rail beside the pathway to Fingal's Cave. Access to the rest of the island is via a steep stairway up to the top of the island from where there are well trodden paths and terrain similar to easy hill walking available from the top of the stairway. Warm clothes, waterproofs, sensible shoes, binoculars and suncream are essential.
 

 

 

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