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Smoo Cave

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Amazing stories from Colin

This is a must if visiting Durness! The caves are impressive and the stories even more so. We took a boat/ dinghy ride to the inner cave and were told amazing stories by our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must if visiting Durness! The caves are impressive and the stories even more so. We took a boat/ dinghy ride to the inner cave and were told amazing stories by our guide. He has even found another cave that he was digging out! Very knowledgable guide. I would highly recommend a visit!

Thank 36Naz36
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chances on the Smoo Caves not knowing that for £5 you can take a tour inside with local geologists. If you get a chance DO! It was amazing and really interesting. Really pleased we went!

Thank Heather M
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessed by steps in the cliff side, the waterfall was full and gushing due to the seasonal rain. This attraction is beautiful and unspoilt. The boat trip was not in operation due to the amount of water making the third chamber inaccessible. Non the less a dramatic experience. Cliff side walk was refreshing as the wind challenged us, however... More 

Thank dawnandalan
Ellon, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had never heard of this place but apparently biggest cave in Europe?? Not far to walk from roadside with steps one way and no steps but obviously a lot longer the other way. The nose from the waterfall was something else but there had been a lot of rain. I read there are 'tours' at £5 but not sure... More 

Thank stuartfaedunfy
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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644 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expert pot holers take you on a small boat, you need a crash helmet to duck under the low lying cave walls, an eerie experience with live commentary - at just £5 it is worth every penny !

Thank Mister J
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79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk to the cave. Unfortunately on the day of our visit, it rained and the boat ride into the inner cave could not operate. Still worth the visit.

Thank LKH47
Oakham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few metres by boat , thousands of years back in time! Don't miss this, Really interesting Geology with a guide who lives and loves the subject!

Thank hawkin17
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It felt a bit like we were about to start queueing for the log flume at a theme park if I'm honest, and there was a bloke pottering about sawing wood which was a bit odd. Worth a stop off if you're doing the NC500 but I wouldn't go out of your way.

Thank MissKlj
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk down is a challenge as the steps are all different sizes but when you work your way down to the cave, it is worth all the effort. Unfortunately the weather wasn't good enough for the boat trip to run but due to this the force of the waterfall was amazing. The work out to get back up is... More 

Thank Shigamm
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk from the cave entrance out on to the cliffs and rocks, ideal for spotting seabirds, seals and dolphins etc..most of the rocks are flat and reasonably safe to climb onto and scramble about on. The cave itself is pretty spectacular and quite frankly, huge!

Thank beakenbauer

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