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Smoo Cave

Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Nice spot to stop along the way

This is a really nice spot to stop on the northern coastline. We stopped for a snack and a drink... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony G
via mobile
Beautiful and impressive

An essential part of a tour of the North coast of Scotland. We didn't have chance to do the tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Martin D
Durham, United Kingdom
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Durness, Scotland
Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice spot to stop on the northern coastline. We stopped for a snack and a drink and walked down into the cave to take some pics. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An essential part of a tour of the North coast of Scotland. We didn't have chance to do the tour but the cave and the cove are certainly worth a visit without it. Highly recommended.

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We were the only guests in this hotel as it is out of season. They could have closed but opened for us 😁 Lovely room - clean, warm and comfortable. Lady came in specially to make breakfast for us. Great beers and food in bar....More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The inner caves were not open ( you have to pay for a guide on these ) but looking at the water in the caves there was no way of getting to those. I enjoyed the atmosphere near the caves and the noise from the...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

After travelling for many miles on a single track road we finally reached our destination. The countryside and the views were breathtaking. To reach the cave you have to go down a stairway which can be quite steep in places, but is well worth the...More

Thank patriciamty
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Magical place. SO peaceful and beautiful. Worth a visit. Careful on the steps, they can be a bit tough on the legs.

Thank Kimberley B
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were here after the tours had finished for the day. There is sufficient information on the Boards to get a good idea of the importance of this site. It is interesting geologically and historically and quite scenic. The only place where we bothered by...More

Thank alwsempl
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place to spend day with family. Definitely recommend comfortable shoes as you have to make many steps but the Vue is incredible..

Thank Paulina N
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the cave whilst there was extremely high water. It was very impressive! It is worth crossing the road from the car park to see the water enter the waterfall to view both angles! Stick a waterproof on before heading down!

Thank roald471
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

If this gem was located anywhere else it would be gated off and charged admission. The cave is situated at the end of a narrow inlet and accessed by stairs from both sides of the cliff tops. The cave itself is impressive enough but follow...More

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Catherine W
24 July 2017|
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Response from Riviman | Reviewed this property |
The steps are quite manageable, just take your time. You do not have to go on the boat ride to see the waterfall, it's just along a small passageway from the main cave.
Judy W
29 June 2017|
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Response from JB4u2014 | Reviewed this property |
The steps are fairly steep.
18 September 2016|
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Response from Mary W | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed into the cave (carry your poo bags please) but not on the boat as it an inflatable.