NG5312 : Spar Cave

taken 12 years ago, near to Glasnakille, Highland, Great Britain

Spar Cave
Spar Cave
Spar Cave is an astonishing, cathedral-like structure, some 150ft long, with a marble-like flowstone staircase and huge columns formed from the centuries of water dripping through the limestone. In places the roof of the cave has been discoloured by the candles and torches of visiting Victorians, who also removed as souvenirs many of the stalagmites and stalactites. They didn't manage to destroy the magic though.
The cave was visited by Sir Walter Scott in 1814. He later described it in “The Lord of the Isles” as:
The mermaid’s alabaster grot,
Who bathes her limbs in sunken well
Deep in Strathaird’s enchanted cell
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Friday, 20 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 October, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 537 129 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:8.4444N 6:4.3658W
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