Fingal Cave – Staffa, Scotland
Staffa is the stuff of legend – a pristine and uninhabited island best known for its great basalt sections and staggering sea caves. The most renowned of these is the Fingal's Cave, otherwise called the Cave of Melody. It has an interesting structure and its hexagonal sections are like those of the Giant's Causeway in Ireland. Fingal's Cave was deified by Mendelssohn in his Hebrides Overture and in a well-known painting by the craftsman J M W Turner. Despite being a mile long and a quarter of a mile wide and totally uninhabited, Staffa has been a wellspring of motivation for innumerable artists over hundreds of years.