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Smoo Cave

Durness is a seaside village in the north coast of Highlands.

Get in[edit]

  • Single track road along the north coast.
  • Bus from Inverness, operated by Tim Dearman Coaches, once a day, Monday to Saturday.
  • The Royal Mail postbus can pick you up from Lairg train station (it meets the train). Operates Mon - Sat. In summer also on Sundays.
  • The highland council run a subsidised bus to/from Inverness which operates once a fortnight

See[edit][add listing]

  • visit Smoo Cave
  • watch wildlife: sea birds (including puffins north of Durness), seals and porpoises.

There is tourist information centre by the road.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • take a boat trip for whale spotting
  • walk along the beaches
  • walk to Faraidh Head - often good close-up views of seals in the rock pools. At the correct season eider ducks swimming in with their ducklings from far away make an impressive and memorable sight.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • There is a well stocked local Spar which doubles as the post office.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There is a pub.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There is a camping up on the cliff over Sango Bay. There are also several B&Bs in the village and a handful of self-catering establishments.

  • Norsehaven self-catering cottages (self catering both in and outside Durness), Durness, IV27 4PN, 01732 882320, [1]. £385.  edit


There is ATM and petrol station in the village.

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