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Smoo Cave

Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Interesting caves

The inner caves were not open ( you have to pay for a guide on these ) but looking at the water in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob B
Leeds, United Kingdom
Beautiful setting!

After travelling for many miles on a single track road we finally reached our destination. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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“boat trip” (99 reviews)
“car park” (44 reviews)
Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank PaulUndie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the guide used foul language throughout and appeared inebriated - his constant use of the "f-word" was very embarrassing as I was with my fiancée and she became afraid when he started ranting on to himself about something which we didn't understand

Thank celtina130
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Plenty of clearly signed parking and well tended stepped path down the cliff side to the caves. It's just not possible to create a ramp down for those using wheels, but the steps and handrail are very well constructed for those who can manage on...More

Thank Clare L
Reviewed 17 October 2017

It had just rained heavily so the waterfall was amazing. Unfortunately the tour was cancelled for the same reason. Well worth the walk down the steps.

Thank Kath C
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Catherine C
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
30 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.