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Smoo Cave

Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Great visit

Great place to visit when in the area. A lot of steps down, so may not be suitable for people with... read more

Reviewed today
CAVA56
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ABERDEEN
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Worth a visit

Called here while stopping at the nearby campsite while doing the north coast 500. I went early... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin D
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Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent52%
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  • Average9%
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“boat trip” (101 reviews)
“car park” (46 reviews)
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Durness, Scotland
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+44 1971 511259
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"boat trip"
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"car park"
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"well worth a visit"
in 52 reviews
"guided tour"
in 19 reviews
"steep steps"
in 10 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 9 reviews
"small fee"
in 9 reviews
"the cliff"
in 30 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 8 reviews
"mobility issues"
in 7 reviews
"heavy rain"
in 7 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 15 reviews
"short walk"
in 14 reviews
"information boards"
in 9 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 11 reviews
"rock formations"
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Great place to visit when in the area. A lot of steps down, so may not be suitable for people with disabilities. We went around 9.30am & almost had the place to ourselves. It is free to visit, although they do offer guided tours also.

Thank CAVA56
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called here while stopping at the nearby campsite while doing the north coast 500. I went early morning while walking the dog so was lucky to have the whole cave to myself!

Thank Colin D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cave is amazing , biggest I have ever seen After seeing cave , take stairs up to bluff and walk to end for great views Best part , it is all free

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth a visit to smoo cave and to take a walk down to the cave to have a look at the waterfall inside. It's lovely to see and would recommend it. The views from outside the cave ate also lovely on a clear...More

Thank Kay G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth your while going to this cave. no-one was there when we went this time, but had been before and really enjoyed going into the cave with the wee boat, past the waterfall and walk into the cave.

Thank FSCOLLAY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are very pleased we stopped to take a look at Smoo Cave. There is a car park very close to the steps that lead to the viewpoint. A lot of walking up and down steps is necessary in order to appreciate the cave from...More

Thank profjoypc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off on way around nc500 well worth a visit . Read a bit of history . Only thing was toilets were closed after a long drive

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see if you're passing. Brilliant views from up on the cliff and down in amongst the caves, take your camera. There's an opportunity to go deeper down into the caves and view the work that's been carried out. Check out Durness beach too.

Thank Scots_On_The_Tour
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was over on a day trip from Orkney and hadn’t really known much about Smoo Cave. It really is quite a haunting experience and beautiful too. The weather for our trip was glorious sunshine all day.

Thank kenneththomson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful piece of nature masterpiece . You can get a short tour which departs every 20 min. Worth seeing .

Thank Adammier83
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Susan O
26 January 2018|
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Response from RachaelShaw | Reviewed this property |
I guess so! I think that if there has been too much rain (or perhaps thawed snow/ice), they close up parts of the cave. When we were there, we could only go into the very first bit.
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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.
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Judy W
30 June 2017|
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Response from lindy7772016 | Reviewed this property |
The steps shouldn't be a problem for a person with no health problems. There are many steps. If you can climb up a few stories in a building, you can do this. There are benches to stop at if you need to.
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