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Smoo Cave

Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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A nice place to see the Scottish Coastal Environment

The area is in the more remote parts of Scotland so a stop to visit the cave makes a lot of sense... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
jemmans
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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Amazing natural cave.

A short decent down a pathway takes you to this huge natural cave. When you go inside it is a huge... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
P49
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
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“boat trip” (95 reviews)
“main cave” (14 reviews)
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Durness, Scotland
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+44 1971 511259
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

The area is in the more remote parts of Scotland so a stop to visit the cave makes a lot of sense especially because it is free if you don't do the boat trip. The cave is convenient because it is on the main road...More

Thank jemmans
Reviewed 12 November 2016

A short decent down a pathway takes you to this huge natural cave. When you go inside it is a huge cavern with a short walkway to a waterfall that comes through the roof of the cave. You can climb up the wLkway to view...More

Thank P49
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

You have to visit it!!!! This place is more than beautiful...magic. The waterfall is powerful. I love This place.

Thank Marion F
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went here twice - once to take the boat trip further into the cave and once after it had been raining overnight to see the very full waterfall effect. I would very much recommend taking the boat trip (£5 each) to see the inner...More

Thank Rhona H
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting to see but limited - because of bad weather we could not go in very far. Pleasant wals in the surrounding area including the John Lennon memorial garden. Apparently he was a regular visitor on holiday as a child

Thank billobe1
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A popular stopping point for this cave at the very top of Scotland. We were on the NC500 and this is a well used stopping point Lots of up and down walking but on good paths and stairways. The caves are interesting, We arrived late...More

Thank happybagger
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Worth a look if you are passing. Free for the first chamber and you can pay £5 each to go into the other chambers.

Thank Alfred8155
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I'm not a big fan of geology. A bunch of stones or a crevasse have no effect at all on my arousal levels. Smoo cave isn't even that big or spectacular from a noob's eye view. What makes the visit to this cave worthwhile from...More

Thank xof_be
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A popular stopping point for this cave at the very top of Scotland. We were on the NC500 and this is a well used stopping point before the anti-clockwise travellers head south. Lots of up and down walking but on reasonable paths. The caves are...More

Thank BoogieBopBruce
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The caves are fairly easily accessible from the car park via a short cliff path down to the beach. The main chamber is impressively large and the footpaths and bridge make for a pleasant walk. A large number of stacked, "fun-size" stone sculptures were arranged...More

Thank AlanF954
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Catherine C
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 JB4u2014 | Reviewed this property |
The steps are fairly steep.
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fatpickle
18 September 2016|
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Response from Mary W | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed into the cave (carry your poo bags please) but not on the boat as it an inflatable.
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