These are the Most Beautiful and Mysterious Caves in the World

2 Fingal’s Cave


Staffa Island is an uninhabited island off the coast of Scotland. But, the place is host to several sea caves, among them the most famous being Fingal’s Cave. It is also called Uamh Binh, or Cave of Melody. Fingal’s Cave is 70 meters long and is made entirely of interlocking hexagonal pillars of basalt—similar to those found at the Giants’ Causeway—possibly formed by prehistoric lava flow and a tumultuous sea. In 1829, composer Felix Mendelssohn visited Fingal’s cave, and the sound of the waves inside became the inspiration for his Hebrides Overture. He didn’t enjoy the trip much though; Mendelssohn got seasick.

Fingal’s Cave

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