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Interesting historic site

Recommended to stop off and visit this historic site whilst travelling around the island. As it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Redkitewatcher64
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Andover, United Kingdom
Fascinating

There is something about standing in a place of such age that really makes you appreciate time and... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
BL_adventure
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Austin, Texas
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Ruins of ancient tower and huts used to defend the Scotish coastline from raiders.
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All reviews iron age skara brae well worth a visit wander freely ticket office historic scotland walk around wonderful location orkney explorer pass at lunchtime entrance fee other islands real sense on duty fascinating place great place to visit rainy day
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended to stop off and visit this historic site whilst travelling around the island. As it was winter the visitor centre was not open , but the site is open for you to walk around. Located right on the coast with stunning views out to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

There is something about standing in a place of such age that really makes you appreciate time and history. Trying to imagine people living and visiting here in it's finest hour is incredible. We were lucky to visit on a cold day and had the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Built over older foundations but still occupied by Picts and Vikings it simply has to be seen by any traveller.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wisest-old-man
Reviewed 30 September 2018

we arrived on a cold wet and windy day. had the site to ourselves to explore. very interesting. we very much like iron-age history so for us it was great. we were lucky because a storm caused it to close for the day the next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Called in after having the place recommended, and we were so glad we did. It's fascinating to see much better than the better known Skara Brae. If you only have time to visit one go to Broch of Furness,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SandrS10
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Built on the edge of Eynhallow Sound, looking across to Rousay this Iron Age site has amazing ruins and tells many stories. The Broch (Tower) was perhaps 10 metres high and built with such precision that there twin walls with a (secret?) passage and stairway...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

That early man could not only be so creative but organised and ingenious enough to construct something which would challenge modern man....we just had to sit and take it all in, from the source of the stone on the beach, the eight foot by two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Laughing to read somebody called this place off the beaten track.....Everywhere in Orkney is off the beaten track which is what makes it all so wonderful. We arrived when there was nobody on duty even though we had our Historic Scotland card to be stamped....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cloosh
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Went at the time of the last admission but felt a little rushed by the staff there, feeling that he didn’t want us there! But the broch of gurness itself is well worth a visit and definitely deserves more than 30 minutes! The beach next...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Recommended by our landlady and became our first Orkney tourist experience. Ample parking, not crowded and friendly helpful staff who explained but did not hard sell the benefits of a combined ticket to visit attractions. Really atmospheric- spectacular views and somehow you almost feel that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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I believe it to be 01856 751414. If phoning from abroad 0044 1856 751414.
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