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The Coolest Places On Earth: Fingal’s Cave, Scotland (Photo Gallery)

Fingal’s Cave is a beautiful sea cave in Scotland on the island of Staffa in the inner Hebrides. The caves unique formation, structure, and history have made it an international attraction.

The cave is believed to have formed 60 million years ago in a volcanic eruption. The eruption caused lava flow that formed hexagonally-jointed basalt columns similar to Giant’s Causeway in Ireland. In fact, scientist believe both Giant’s Causeway and Fingal’s cave were formed from the same lava flow.

Today, Fingal’s Cave is a sight that people travel from around the world to see. The cave has a history of mythological tales, and was a major inspiration to famous German composer Felix Mendelssohn, as well as countless other artists.

Check out the video and photos below to see and learn more about Fingal’s Cave.