Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn visited in 1829 and wrote an overture, The Hebrides, Op. 26, also known as Fingal’s Cave overture), inspired by the weird echoes in the cave. Mendelssohn’s overture popularized the cave as a tourist destination. Other famous 19th-century visitors included author Jules Verne; poets William Wordsworth, John Keats, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and Romantic artist J. M. W. Turner, who painted “Staffa, Fingal’s Cave” in 1832. Queen Victoria also made the trip.