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Located on Scotland’s most northerly coastline, on the only primary road in the area, the A838 Durness to Tongue and at the eastern edge of the village of Durness; a truly dramatic location and one of those "not to be missed, well worth a visit" stops, espcially if you are visiting the Smoo Cave Hotel.
Set into limestone cliffs, Smoo Cave is quite large – 200 feet long, 130 feet wide, and 50 feet high at the entrance. Smoo Cave, not far from Smoo Cave Hotel, is a large combined sea cave and freshwater cave.
The cave name is thought to originate from the Norse 'smjugg' or 'smuga', meaning a hole or hiding-place.
Smoo Cave is accessible 365 days a year, with public access over a walkway into the waterfall chamber, is free of charge. It takes approx 10 minutes to walk from the car park down to the waterfall and lake chamber.
Should you wish to venture further inside and learn about the natural and human history of the cave, then there are guided tours which run seven days a week from 1st April until the end of September. Tours are subject to weather conditions, as even a small amount of rain can cause the cave to flood quickly.