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Staffa is a unique rock formations in the west of Scotland near Isle of Mull.
It is the beautiful island, with astonishing, quasi-religious, cathedral-like interior. The island looks like it was especially carved in such a way and it feels like walking on stairs. The "stairs" are actually basalt columns that were formed from lava flow, as it cooled down.
Some of the habitants of this magic island are puffins, guillemots, shags, black-legged kittiwakes and gulls. It is quite easy to spot them if you are on Staffa in the right season. ⠀⠀
Overall, Staffa is an extraordinary island and only a few other islands in the same region share its unique appearance. One of the most famous ones is Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. And Staffa it is a great compromise if you want to see something similar Giant Causeway and avoid a crowd of tourists.