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MacKinnon's Cave

MacKinnon's Cave, near Gribrun on the west coast of the Isle of Mull, is thought to be the longest sea cave in all the Hebrides. It’s a short (two-mile), but challenging walk to visit the cave – you’ll need to scramble over muddy ground and a large boulder beach before reaching the entrance to the cave.

It’s well worth it though, as the coastal setting is stunning and the cave fascinating to explore. A torch is essential to explore the cave, as no daylight at all penetrates to the far end. Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell visited the cave during their tour of the area in 1773. Though they had only a candle, they measured the dimensions of the cave using a walking stick.

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