Smoo Cave HotelLeirinmore
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The Smoo Cave Hotel is in Leirinmore, just east of Durness, the most north western village in the UK. The area has a population of about 350 which swells during the summer months. It is a remote area, and half the fun of staying there is getting there!
Although remote, there are all the mod cons with internet connection throughout the hotel. There is a limited bus service, and a Scottish Youth Hostel 400 metres away.
Its location makes it handy for exploring the rugged and breathtaking coastline and the local area, including Smoo Cave, Cape Wrath and Tongue to the East. Locally, walks on the Balnakeil Bay and Sango Bay.
We have reports of well kept Orkney ales on the two handpumps including Dark Island, Puffin, Corncrake, Red MacGregor and Northern Light. The owner, Francis, advises that there is no cask ale during the quieter months, but bottles of Orkney and Cairngorm beers are available all year round. Orkney Gold is also available on font dispense (keg).
Opens earlier for breakfast by arrangement, popular with those from the camping / caravan site in Durness.