Staffa in the Inner Hebrides

14 pictures that tell the story of one of Scotland's most mysterious islands

It is a true wonder of Scotland found deep in the Inner Hebrides.

Here we look at the story of Staffa, the lore, the legends and the unique environment that has drawn curious travellers for centuries.

Mendelssohn was inspired to compose his Hebrides Overture after visiting Fingal's Cave, which is revered for its amazing acoustics.

5. Acoustic wonderland

Mendelssohn was inspired to compose his Hebrides Overture after visiting Fingal's Cave, which is revered for its amazing acoustics.
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Musicians have since returned to Staffa to perform the piece in the cave.

6. An amazing stage

Musicians have since returned to Staffa to perform the piece in the cave.
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Visitors devoured the island's lore and legend, with claims Staffa was linked underwater to the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim. It is also said that it was thrown down as a stepping stone by an Irish giant.

7. A giant's stepping stone

Visitors devoured the island's lore and legend, with claims Staffa was linked underwater to the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim. It is also said that it was thrown down as a stepping stone by an Irish giant.
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Some also believed hell could be found below the island.

8. Is there hell below?

Some also believed hell could be found below the island.
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