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Just like an Enid Blyton adventure

A great walk around the headland and down into the cave. Not hard to imagine smugglers hiding out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shelley J
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A Great Experience To Have Had

Smoo cave is both a sea cave and a limestone cave. They meet where the sea and the fresh water have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great walk around the headland and down into the cave. Not hard to imagine smugglers hiding out inside, back in the day. Great views and paid tours available.

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went to Smoo Cave during my drive to Durness on the recommendation of the owner of my Ullapool motel. It was a nice little stop with a relatively smaller number of visitors at the site. There are quite a few steps to walk down...More

Thank WCOB
Reviewed 6 days ago

Smoo cave is both a sea cave and a limestone cave. They meet where the sea and the fresh water have carved out the surrounding rock. It was well worth the climb down to have a look at the inlet and the cave mouth. Entering...More

Thank Timberwolf28
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this lovely natural beuty spot last year with my husband. Well worth a detour if riving the west coast of Scotland.

Thank TrickyCardiff_Wales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of geological and human history behind this spectacular cave, with plenty to see for free, and even more to explore if you take the boat 'tour' across an inner pool and then move on through some further narrow cave chambers. Tour guide keen to...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great name, and a really pretty cave. We didn't do the ride as not great with confined spaces but its very big and you can see lots for free!

Thank robtheplod
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even from the outside it's not the best cave I've visited.We didn't take the boat trip as the staff seemed far too busy talking amongst themselves and not very welcoming.

Thank Csider65
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like caves. I’ve visited quite a few. Smoo cave offers something quite different though. It’s a long way down steps to get there but it is so worth it. You get into a dinghy and go under a bridge to end up in a...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smoo cave is an interesting cave and waterfall just outside of the town of Durness in northern Scotland. Because of summer rains, they were not offering tours that particular day, which we were really looking forward to. But this is a nice stop while travelling...More

Thank SearsPoints
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit to Smoo Cave. Can visit for free but definitely recommend paying the £6 for the tour which takes you on a small dinghy further into the cave and a tour guide explains all about the cave and what their plans are...More

Thank Stewart B
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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
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.