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One of Europe’s most extraordinary islands, it has spectacular cliffs and caves of columnar basalt – identical to the rocks of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. From the late 18th century it has been on the tourist trail. Visitors have included Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Jules Verne, Sir Walter Scott, William Wordsworth and Felix Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn was so inspired by his visit to Fingal’s Cave in 1829 that the wrote his Hebrides Overture (Die Fingalshohle)

Boat trips from Iona, Fionnphort and Ulva Ferry.

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