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Smoo Cave

Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Day Trip from Thurso

I had read about these caves and wanted to visit even though it was winter. We hired a car for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan O
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
A good place to visit while in Durness

Smoo Cave was nice for a quick stop while in Durness. The area isn't huge and will only take you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read about these caves and wanted to visit even though it was winter. We hired a car for the day from Thurso. The drive out was absolutely spectacular. We stopped lots of times along the way to take photos. We got to the...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smoo Cave was nice for a quick stop while in Durness. The area isn't huge and will only take you about an hour to see. There are clear walk ways and the stairs are well maintain. The stairs are quite steep and its a decent...More

Thank Smplysublime213
Reviewed 29 December 2017 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 19 December 2017 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 30 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
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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.
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
30 June 2017|
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Response from JB4u2014 | Reviewed this property |
The steps are fairly steep.