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Broch of Gurness

Evie, Scotland
+44 1856 751414
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An insight to the Bronze Age

Laughing to read somebody called this place off the beaten track.....Everywhere in Orkney is off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cloosh
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Courtenay, Canada
Well worth a visit but go an hour before the last admission

Went at the time of the last admission but felt a little rushed by the staff there, feeling that he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robyn B
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Ruins of ancient tower and huts used to defend the Scotish coastline from raiders.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“iron age” (28 reviews)
“skara brae” (62 reviews)
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Evie, Scotland
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+44 1856 751414
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"iron age"
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"skara brae"
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"well worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"wonderful location"
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"wander freely"
in 3 reviews
"ticket office"
in 7 reviews
"walk around"
in 9 reviews
"explorer pass"
in 6 reviews
"historic scotland"
in 12 reviews
"small display"
in 3 reviews
"orkney mainland"
in 6 reviews
"other islands"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"fascinating site"
in 5 reviews
"real sense"
in 3 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 6 reviews
"thousand years"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank cloosh
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Robyn B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 666thompson
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Broch of Gurness is inherently interesting for obvious reasons. It also has a few distinctive plusses: Unlike many of the Neolithic sites in Orkney, it involves almost no walking from the car park. It is in a stunning location on the coast. And it...More

Thank dennisfr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying with friends in the nearest village (Evie) and walked here. We enjoyed it more than Skara Brae which we had visited two days earlier and which was very busy with coach parties and we felt a bit overhyped. We arrived at the...More

Thank Steven O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the Broch of Gurness which is situated in a beautiful location overlooking Eynhallow Sound. We were able to walk through the Broch as if we were invited guests. There is so much history held within these walls that began in the Iron...More

Thank Clanmother
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well laid out site, with historical interest. Good interpretive panels but worth visiting with a knowledgeable guide. A small visitor centre/hut is available, with a member of staff and more interpretation. The broch and surrounding buildings are interesting, but seem largely rebuilt during excavations...More

Thank scott_ohara
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site is easy to walk around full of information and you can walk into the Broch, Wonderfull views . Well worth the visit

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very well preserved Broch. Well worth a visit. The info boards were pretty good and there are a lot of great photo opportunities here. The views are lovely from this site. Recommended.

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We were driving around Orkney when we spotted a brown tourist sign and decided to go and explore. We had not heard of this place, nor do we remembering seeing any leaflets but what a hidden gem lay at the end of our trail. Would...More

Thank EMELeicestershire
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Response from Chrisbeeoxford | Reviewed this property |
I believe it to be 01856 751414. If phoning from abroad 0044 1856 751414.
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