Carsaig Arches - Mull


The Carsaig Arches on Mull. Click on thumbnail for a lager image.

Start from Carsaig pier. After approximately one hours walking the Nunís Cave is reached. This shallow cave is sandstone topped by basalt columns. Here, the nuns are thought to have taken refuge when they fled Iona Abbey during the reformation. There are some religious carvings on the walls of the cave, said to date back to the 6th century. There are also marks made by the stone masons who used the cave to dress the stone ready for use in Iona Abbey. Unfortunately there is also evidence of present day graffiti.

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