Smoo Cave is a large combined sea cave and freshwater cave in Durness, Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland.
The cave is rather unique in that it was was formed by both the sea and a freshwater river eroding rocks. It is effectively two cave systems that have joined together.
There is archaeological evidence of Vikings using Smoo Cave as a boat yard. It would have been quite a sight to see a long boat travelling up Geodha Smoo to the cave. Geodha Smoo is a 600 metre long tidal gorge heading out to the ocean.
You can go into Smoo Cave but despite attracting some 40,000 visitors a year there was surprisingly little to see. Hopefully this will change in the future.
Exploring Smoo Cave
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Where is Smoo Cave?
Smoo Cave is situated 1.2 miles east of Durness. There is a car park and toilet facilities. There are stairs and walkways down to the cave itself.