Isle of Staffa, Scotland

hrePart of the Rural Scotland series.

Location: A tiny, uninhabited & unique island just off the Isle of Mull on the West Coast of Scotland.


Getting ThereThe island is in a pretty remote location. In the summer months (late March to October), there are 2 tour companies (Staffa Trips & Staffa Tours) who run boat trips from Fiohnnport & Iona on the western end of Isle of Mull. Staffa Tours also runs a 10 hour trip from Oban, which has a train station.

Things to Do: Stare agape at the unique geography of this island which has hexagonally jointed basalt columns caused by ancient volcanic activity. This is seen only in 1 of 2 places in the world, the other being Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Walk over a narrow path in the middle of the wild ocean to Fingal’s cave & test it’s famed acoustics. Finally take a walk on the top of the islands to see beautiful puffins.


Food & Drink: Nothing is available on the uninhabited island of Staffa but the seafood sandwiches from the shack at Fiohnnport are to die for. They also have a great seafood platter packed up in a tray.

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