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Smoo Cave

Durness, Scotland
+44 1971 511259
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Great day had in cave

We had a brilliant day in the cave. We took the boat trip and it is a must. The tour was very good... read more

Reviewed today
humptydumpty64
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Bonnie Scotland
via mobile
Really interesting

Good value really considering the boat part. Our tour guide Fraser was friendly and the work they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carol H
via mobile
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“boat trip” (102 reviews)
“car park” (53 reviews)
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Durness, Scotland
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+44 1971 511259
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"boat trip"
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"guided tour"
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"steep steps"
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"viewing platform"
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"natural wonder"
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"the cliff"
in 31 reviews
"small fee"
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"short walk"
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"information boards"
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"worth a stop"
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"well worth the effort"
in 11 reviews
"rock formations"
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"small boat"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a brilliant day in the cave. We took the boat trip and it is a must. The tour was very good and lots of interesting information about the cave.

Thank humptydumpty64
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good value really considering the boat part. Our tour guide Fraser was friendly and the work they do is amazing. If you just go to the free section I don't think you'll get quite the same experience as the info you get is so much...More

1  Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting mix of sea-cut and eroded caves which is managed by local community and cavers with multi language explanations. Free section is interesting and cheap guided tour also an option. Access by steep gravel slope with steps

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little place for a walk from the campsite well laid out with lots of information, toilets and well laid out paths to and from the cave.

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went thete today and its all very nice. You can walk into the very first bit of the cave for free. If you want to go further you have to pay vor a guided tour. I didnt do that because we had the dog with...More

1  Thank incomerloon
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a huge cave with a guided tour at certain times of the inner cave. A stepped walk down to beach level allows a walk in entrance to a large outer cave with a wooden walkway then leading deeper. It's from this wooden walkway...More

Thank 1_mth_1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice little walk to the cave entrance almost at sea level. A fascinating natural cave that is still being further explored by two dedicated men who guide you, for a small fee, within the cave on a small boat and provide a interesting history...More

1  Thank Harold J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very pretty around the caves but its just not as big or as grand as expected. was gone in less than an hour and it would have been even quicker if we hadn't spent 20 mins skimming stones, the water is crystal clear...More

Thank Stu H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great visit. Fraser is so passionate and extremely knowledgable and with a great sense of humor. Keep digging!!! Well done!! Jock and lyn. Australia.

Thank Jgm1958
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i am 68 year young female who recently had a knee replacement. you can access these stairs using a cane going slowly and carefully. the stairs have a 3-4 walking step between each stair step down. so step down, walk 3-4 steps, then down a...More

Thank kmpdrtt2018
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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.
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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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Judy W
30 June 2017|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
The steps shouldn't be a problem for a person with no health problems. There are many steps. If you can climb up a few stories in a building, you can do this. There are benches to stop at if you need to.
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