Smoo Cave Hotel - Durness, Sutherland




Welcome to our small family run hotel, Accommodation of 6 bedrooms, a Restaurant and a Bar, open to residents and visitors, serving local seafood and real ales throughout the summer and open all year round.



A fully licensed hotel serving refreshments, tea, coffee and meals are available all day. We can cater for coaches or small parties and in the bar, frequently have live music.



Our warm friendly atmosphere together with the somewhat wild yet romantic background setting lends itself well to any Private Function or special occasion.

To make a reservation or booking enquiry, please use the Contact Us form, completing your full name, email and contact details; remembering to provide a check-in and check-out date; as well as the type of room(s) required and how many people are travelling with you.



Named after the famous Sutherland 'Smoo Cave' the hotel is situated in the east of Durness, just off the A838 at Lerinmore with private car parking.

Smoo Cave Hotel is set in spectacular scenery close to the famous Smoo Cave and Cape Wrath, famous for puffins, fishing and golfing and in the heart of Scotland’s first Geopark!

Durness is in the heart of Scotland’s first North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark; is the most north westerly village and is the least populated parish (2.4 people per square mile) on mainland Britain, in the Northern Scottish Highlands.

Durness has everything, beautiful beaches, lochs and mountains above all, peace and tranquillity in this Scottish highland haven.  If you desire a restful break, with the complete independence to go where you like, to do what you want with room to breathe Durness and the Smoo Cave Hotel are for you.



If you are driving the NC500 you might consider Basecamping  at the Smoo Cave Hotel or dropping-in for sustenance, refreshments, a snack or a hearty meal.

Here you will find there is a lot to do and to see, whatever your age or interests maybe. There is vast outdoor space waiting to be discovered, from mountains to beaches and beyond; loads of fresh air, a ton of activities, yet peace, moreover a very real opportunity to unwind slowly.



The 'menu tabs' here to the left will provide more information about the hotel, our accommodation, the food we serve, the bar and its entertainment; as well as how to find us and more about the local area and suggestions for things to do and see.



Hugh, Frances and our entire Team of Staff look forward to welcoming you in person.

Please do not hesitate to use the Contact Us form to get in touch if you have any questions or need assistance.

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