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Smoo Cave

Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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If in the area, stop by

Amazing! The photos don't do it justice. Read the mythology on it first and then go for a visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lisa l
Boston, Massachusetts
Unusual large cave that is a must to visit if your close by

Brilliant piece of natural scenery, cave carved by natural water and sea levels, reasonably easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing! The photos don't do it justice. Read the mythology on it first and then go for a visit. If you are in the area, don't drive by. Definitely stop in and check it out.

Thank lisa l
Reviewed 2 days ago

Brilliant piece of natural scenery, cave carved by natural water and sea levels, reasonably easy to get to, need to take waterproof as the force of the water is amazing and you need proyection

Thank clivesimpson62
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a pretty geological feature that was easily accessible by a stairway. We didn't take the boat to see more; it only operates in safe weather conditions.

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Smoo Caves on a dreary day. Unfortunately due to the rainfall the tours by boat into the second chamber weren't running so we were gutted about that. However, the waterfall within the caves was very impressive. The first open chamber was awe inspiring...More

Thank 375russyg
Reviewed 3 days ago

Smoo Cave was very impressive. The only let down is that it is a very short hike/walk from the road, so you don't get that feeling of achievement and payoff that you do with a longer hike. This isn't a destination, but if you are...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My boyfriend and I visited Smoo Cave on our NC500 trip. Lovely day to visit and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting the cave - one of my highlights of the trip. Sadly we could not do the boat trip as the weather prior to our visit...More

Thank EmmaF1981
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great attraction to visit , a climb down and back up which could be tricky on a wet day but there's handrails so shouldn't be too bad. It was dry on our visit. This is a free entry attraction however you can pay £5...More

Thank Angie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of stairs to get you down there and you then book a boat trip but you could be waiting for an hour or so to get on it. Not much to do while you wait and you certainly don't want to climb all the...More

Thank Moosie57
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived there on a beautiful sunny dry day so the walk down the steep hill was easy but if it was wet it could be quite tricky. Did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised when I entered the cave. There were...More

Thank Isobel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

good way to spend an hour for a fiver. very interesting and informative but not stuffy or boring, tours are every 15 mins thru the day, as you get into the first big cave you can decide to just stay and look around there for...More

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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