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Smoo Cave

Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Well worth a visit

This is a sea cave which is quite accessible, even without the guided tour (which I couldn't have... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Cambridge, MA
A magical place to visit

This is simply a wonderful place to see, It really is hard to believe you are in Scotland, I made a... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“boat trip” (93 reviews)
“car park” (37 reviews)
Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a sea cave which is quite accessible, even without the guided tour (which I couldn't have made myself do, even if the guides were available that day). There are sturdy wooden stairs down and back from the cliff top, although the walk back...More

Thank NM_Dreamer
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is simply a wonderful place to see, It really is hard to believe you are in Scotland, I made a 6 hour drive from Edinburgh to visit smoo cave and I was taken away by it & the surrounding areas & white sandy beaches,...More

Thank scottishbiker2015
Reviewed 17 September 2016

What a fabtastic surprise this is....mega cave with lovely cove,blow holes and dont miss the deep waterfall the other side of the road. I f you arrive when a guide is there...for £ 5 you can learn all about the place

Thank Andy K
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Free parking and information boards just off the A838 lead to good steps down to the cove. There are bridges over the stream outside and inside the cave so no need to get your feet wet. For the more adventurous there are boat trips into...More

Thank sunshinelover978
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

From the road you see a small sign that points to this cave. When you walk down you see how large it is. And it is not touristic at all. The special thing about this cave is that there is a waterfall of sweet water...More

Thank Klaske V
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is well worth seeing for all the reasons listed by other reviewers. The steps aren't prohibitive for anyone who's reasonably fit and the effort is rewarded by a visit to this huge natural cave with a waterfall inside. We would have found the boat...More

1  Thank fmck49
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A nice walk and a free visit to the cave. Well worth visiting, dogs are welcome. Easy walk down and back but not ideal for the infirm

Thank Angus F
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Free parking and a stairway down to the caves. Walk along a good path into the gaping mouth of the first cave. Walk on a covered wooden bridge to a small space in the second cave. There is an impressive, powerful waterfall. Exit the caves...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

To come round the corner of the road from Durness and drive over this place is to miss out on one of the most stunning natural formations. This would be a wonder anywhere but, in a land where one gets used to looking across and...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

if you are stopping even for a brief while in Durness, the caves are certainly worth 15 mins of your time; entrance / exit is via a large number of (modern / even) steps which are easy to negotiate for most. Interesting being able to...More

Thank 99seagulls
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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.
15 June 2015|
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Response from geordiefi0 | Reviewed this property |
This would be unsuitable for your visit, as there are steps down to the cave and no access for wheelchairs. Even if you managed all the steps the boat trip is down a little vertical ladder. A shame for you not to be able to... More