Isle of Staffa
Isle of Staffa
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See the famous hexagonal rock columns, formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions. Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria, J M W Turner, Sir Walter Scott and William Wordsworth. Listen to the astonishing acoustics of Fingal’s Cave, which inspired Mendelssohn to compose his Hebrides Overture. Enjoy a puffin-spotting picnic on the top of the island in summer. Staffa is cared for by the National Trust for Scotland.
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Chris L
Leatherhead, UK16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had a great 6 hour trip with Staffa Tours, including two unforgettable hours on Lunga and views from the boat approaching Staffa were fantastic. BUT so many boats converged on Staffa at the same time that afternoon, coming from Tobermory, Oban, Ulva, Fionnphort, Iona and perhaps even Col or Tiree, that they were queueing to let people on and off. This meant crowds of about 50 at a time each way were trying to get up or down a steep and narrow stairway and several such groups were also traversing the hexagonal rocks for quite some distance to both to and from Fingal's Cave, with drops to more rocks and then to the sea below. Many of us were decidedly nervous, not because the walking itself was difficult but because the crowding made it so. This, being a Thursday in reasonably early May, was nowhere near peak-season. I hope the various parties operating trips will better co-ordinate schedules so that they do not all fit within such a tight window.
Written 24 May 2024
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Paul S
Exeter, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Staffa, what a place. Magical, mystical, unique and on a par with having dinner on a first class boat, going around the Statue of liberty. This, undoubtedly is one of the best trips I have ever made. £30 on a boat, an hour on the island, a lifetime to remember. Out of this world....
Written 27 June 2023
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Timothy S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Stayed on Mull for 3 nights in our motorhome, while there booked the boat trip to Staffa (Finglas Cave) 3 hour trip, 1 hour there 1 hour on the Island and 1 hour back, this has been on our bucket list for several years know, at 72 i didn't want to mis this trip, It looks good on paper but seeing it in real life has not to be missed, Awesome!
Written 20 June 2023
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Hanna E
Edinburgh, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Favorite attraction in Mull. 3 hours tours with 1 hour ashore (a bit short maybe with very young kids). We travelled with our 2 daughters (2 and 4y) and it was great. The boat trip is nice, the views lovely. The island itself is gorgeous with its puffins.

We enjoyed it. The staff was adorable.
Written 11 May 2023
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Amazing island. This Hebrides island is a small, uninhabited, rocky island that can be reached by boat and is famous for its unusual basalt formations and the Fingal's cave. Fingal's cave is just spectacular, but if you walk to the top of the island the views around are also amazing. Wildlife in the region also exciting, puffin colonies , a fascinating natural experience. The Scottish puffins are on the north of the Island and if you sit down quietly they will fly right up to within touching distance. An interesting photo opportunities. The puffins are so adorable. Beautiful, wild island. Really worth the visit.
Written 20 April 2023
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gillian p
Manchester, UK626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This island is a Mecca for wildlife, seals, different birds…make sure you take your binoculars. Follow the steps to the top, and meander at Lesuire, taking in the fauna and flora of this gorgeous island.
Written 15 October 2022
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Robert S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Wife and I went on tour to Staffa on 12th Sept. Really good service with friendly crew who provided good information and took the time to allow passengers to see the Dolphins who swam alongside the boat on return journey. Staffa itself was well worth the visit.
Written 18 September 2022
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Norma G
Toronto, Canada111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Have never seen anything like this ! Phenomenal rock formations and cave on the island. It’s unbelievable to the eye. Staffa boat tours were wonderful from the moment we boarded the ferry .. a must see
Written 10 September 2022
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We came here with Staffa tours. The day turned out to have the bluest of skies and sunshine. Our trip could not have been better. Landing on Staffa the walk along to the cave needed caution but the large stones made a very sound path. There was a handrail which was indispensable. The cave was truly spectacular, as was the scenery. Imprinted on my mind forever!

On the path I met Rachel from the National Trust, owners of Staffa. Rachel is based on the island during the week and it was a delight to talk to her. She showed me where Fingals armchair was. I made my three wishes! Thank you Rachel.

Despite the fact that the island was busy, it was a real privilege to land on the island, see the cave and remember it in such beautiful weather.
Written 25 August 2022
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Colin G
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Don't expect a remote Hebridean island. This is a tourist hotspot with hundreds of people swarming all over it. For me, who can remember seeing it as it used to be, the experience was horrible and upsetting.
Written 16 August 2022
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