At the southern tip of Staffa, an uninhabited Scottish isle named by Vikings for its landscape, stands the iconic Fingal's Cave. Its view from the outside looks astonishing, almost daring passersby to pull ashore to explore. Inside, the natural beauty of its almost perfectly hexagonal basalt columns is matched only by the history that surrounds it — or waits inside.
Formed by Lava, Steeped in a Saga
A Basalt Muse
Written by Curiosity Staff May 2, 2017
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