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Dry Stone Mastery

Stunning example of the unique Broch structure, with ability to climb a short section in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
iscott76
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Brilliant... Except for the brats climbing it.

Brilliant broch. It WAS quiet until the children came and clambered all over the broch. Parents did... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TambonzRobertson
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All reviewssmall visitor centerclimb the stairsouter wallsiron agewell worth a visitshort climbcar parkdry stonesurrounding countrysideinformation centremind your headsmall hilldefinitely worth a stopstunning viewsshort visitinteresting placethe main road
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning example of the unique Broch structure, with ability to climb a short section in the internal stairs. It gives a great feel of what a Broch would have originally been like - comparable to the Glen Elg Brochs for quality. Free entry, a little...More

Thank iscott76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant broch. It WAS quiet until the children came and clambered all over the broch. Parents did nothing... Said nothing... Sighs. All were not local... All were not from Scotland.

Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk uphill from the car park takes you to the broch. A low entry takes you into the building. You can climb further inside it. Was it defensive or a posh dwelling?

Thank OldieEastMidlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly well preserved Iron Age structure, dates back to the 1st century AD, studies suggest that it has been in use for about 1000 years. The fact it is still standing makes you marvel at the skill of ancient dry stone builders. You can get...More

1  Thank Mariya V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This broch is probably amongst the best I have visited, not only for how well preserved it is, but also the view south across Lewis and towards the mountains of Harris is spectacular. A small interpretation board by the broch speculates on the use and...More

Thank scott_ohara
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Although we were almost blown away (by the wind) we were captivated by this nearly-complete example of a broch. And weren't there other, incomplete broch just below?

Thank BrianElliott1
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We climbed up to the broch. It dominates the landscape. It was a gorgeous view at the top, as well as a really interesting structure. It’s evidently 1,900-2,300 years old and was probably a home, not just a defensive structure. I had a hard time...More

Thank Llamma2
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Super interesting and still in pretty good shape. These was a small doorway to get inside it, so it would be a bit difficult for seniors. We really enjoyed the view from atop as well.

2  Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Our ancestors were superb builders using primitive tools, built this amazing structure, with built in internal stair ways within the double walls truly amazing place

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I enjoyed this site far more than Calanais as it comes without the crowds. In fact we had the place to ourselves. A very interesting site to wander around and think. Good photographic opportunities.

1  Thank Brian M
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