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Broch of Gurness

Address: Evie, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Evie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Ruins of ancient tower and huts used to defend the Scotish coastline from raiders.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Ruins of ancient tower and huts used to defend the Scotish coastline from raiders.
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Sugar Land, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

This was the first stop on our private tour with Peedie Tours. We arrived before the site opened and had a chance to wander the beach. When it did open, we had the place to ourselves. It was wonderful. I enjoyed this site more than Skara Brae.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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368 reviews 368 reviews
233 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A bit of the road but worth a stop if you passing by. There is an entrance fee, but when I visited, there were no one around to collect and the gate was open. Worth a short visit.

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Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited on a windy but sunny day and had great fun exploring this site. Only one other family there with us too so we could let the kids run wild.

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Melbourne Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Remote and and stunning views looking out to the ocean Fabulous history gave us an insight into how they lived so long ago

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Orkney is simply magnificent! It ha so many archaeological sites that after a while you begin to take them for granted. It would be easy to miss the broch of Gurness as it is a bit off the main road but it is really worth a visit. It's sheer remoteness means that it is usually quiet and the site is... More 

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Laclede, Missouri
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Full access to the broch and surrounding structures make this a site unlike any other I have been to. Walking among the village you can truly get a feel for how compact their lives were. We were the last party admitted on that day due to high winds, so that is something you should take into account when planning your... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Such an insight into the lives of Pictish people, protected against seige and able to withstand incursions from many covetous invaders, resorting to these towers, sophisticated facilities and storage arrangements having been made within the brochs - of which this is a prime example - until at last overwhelmed and assimilated, after many centuries.

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traveling cat
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145 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

kind of hard to get a really good photo of the place. taking one from overhead would have been best but we couldn't arrange that. still, lovely site and great history. enjoyed it.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
90 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The remains of the old settlement are well preserved, so much so that you can still see the stones that would have 'hinged' the door on the main building. You are able to wander over the site at will but I do hope that visitors will take care and tread carefully to ensure that the current level of preservation is... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Small exhibition, and museum, gave thorough insight into life in the brough. Particularly liked being able to walk around the site and get into the stone dwellings.

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