Massacre and Cathedral Caves of Eigg

Explore the coast on the south side of Eigg to find the Massacre and Cathedral caves. The Massacre cave is named after the killing of over 400 inhabitants of the island in the cave during a long running feud with the Macleods of Skye. The Cathedral cave can only be entered at low tide. A torch is needed to explore the Massacre cave.


Track and grassy path, steps and narrow path to caves. Cathedral cave only accessible at low tide - torch needed for Massacre cave.

Public Transport

Ferry to Eigg pier from Mallaig, limited summer service from Arisaig.


Eigg ferry pier. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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