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Smoo Cave

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Address: Durness, Scotland
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Loved the tour of the caves - our guide was so passionate and eccentric that it was a great experience. There is normally a waterfall, but there has been such little rain when we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Loved the tour of the caves - our guide was so passionate and eccentric that it was a great experience. There is normally a waterfall, but there has been such little rain when we went that it wasn't there - who would've thought! But still a great experience!

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Fraser and his team have done a FANTASTIC job of clearing this cave and opening it for public viewing... They actually rent the land and have self funded this with no support from either the government or the lottery.... and there is MUCH more to be explored... Boat trip and cave is a must and VERY cheap... Please support these... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Like another one of the reviewers here, we were unable to take the tour. I loved stopping by and seeing the waterfall as well as the the coast here, but I was really sad that we missed seeing the rest of the cave. It is not expensive, and I think it would definitely be worth seeing. It is free to... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Unfortunately I only had time to walk the site and take some photos, but I'd definitely like to go back and do the boat tour. Massive cave in gorgeous surroundings on the north coast of Scotland. There's a reasonably-sized car park with lovely public toilets (both free). No food outlets but there is a cafe a 5 minute walk up... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Weather permitting, scenery outside the cave was excellent. Tall cliff, green moss on rocks in the water leading from the cave and sunny sky with white clouds. I did not enjoy the cave itself.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We visited Smoo last year but were unable to do the boat trip due to high water levels. The cave is incredible on its own but if you get the chance definitely do the boat tour, it adds so much to it. The guide is really knowledgeable and is able to tell you a lot about the history and geology,... More 

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Turgi, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Walking through the landside to this Cave have a good Opportunity to become a smuggler. The Cave itself is spaceous and behind a big one in the front there are more small ones und in the rear. Must See one you're there

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

These small caves and waterfall is worth a stop off. You can also add this to a nice walk along the sea cliff. Free parking a toilets

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Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Extremely experienced and knowledgeable guide takes you on a small tour through the cave. Many interesting facts on its geology, some jokes in all languages. Kids loved boat tour with helmets and all.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

A must do sight seeing top spot on the North Coast 500 tour. Weather was not at its best for us, but we enjoyed the walk and the cave. I found wild orchids on the slopes which were rather beautiful.

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