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Well worth the stopping for a walk

Even in the wind and rain it was a nice walk down to the cave. Be mindful of the steps as they can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
amsmith95
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Ascot, United Kingdom
Worth a photo stop...

Interesting, worthwhile stop, even in November. No boat trip running but above walk (lots of steps... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
557stewartb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even in the wind and rain it was a nice walk down to the cave. Be mindful of the steps as they can be a little uneven. Great spot for some nice photos. There are toilets at the car park area if needed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amsmith95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, worthwhile stop, even in November. No boat trip running but above walk (lots of steps) up and down, and walking into the caves, the waterfall was a nice surprise.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Dramatic views, nice walk along the cliffs, wildlife and a cave. Not much to say about the cave but if you are passing or in the area it is definitely worth a half hour/hour to look around but not somewhere to go out of you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Not much to do other than go down a hill and see the cave - although, it is worth it ! Good scenery for photographs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K305AUsusans
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We will definitely visit in the summer when the guide is there and boat is in operation to access further in to this amazing cave.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank williamh202
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Dramatic location with views from the cliffs & steps down to the caves. Wear good walking shoes for safety.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janb617
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We visited the caves and so pleased we made time to do so. The man that took us round was so very dedicated to the work he and his friend are doing. they are so tied up with this countrys red tape which makes his...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank NewcastleRabbit
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We visited and did the mini tour with the Cavers in the dInghy. It was fantastic and so informative. Definitely recommend

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Thought that this might be a little strange but the hike down ( short) and entry to the start of the cave was very interesting. Also walked out to the edge of the cliffs for a great view. Would have been interested in the caveb...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Visited on a wet and windy day but Smoo Cave didn’t disappoint! Nice safe steps to walk down to the cave entrance. Well worth a look! Make sure you go through to the waterfall cave!

Date of experience: October 2018
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jonniemutch
28 July 2018|
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Response from Vonney75 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small bridge just going into an opening in the cave where you can have a look and then come straight back out
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SusanO768
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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