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Address: Evie, Scotland
Description: Ruins of ancient tower and huts used to defend the Scotish coastline from...
Ruins of ancient tower and huts used to defend the Scotish coastline from raiders.
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Atmospheric site in fantastic location

Visited this as weather was clearing after a wild morning and we had it to ourselves to explore unlike Skara Brae where we arrived just behind a coach tour which rather detracted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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English first
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Visited this as weather was clearing after a wild morning and we had it to ourselves to explore unlike Skara Brae where we arrived just behind a coach tour which rather detracted from the 'experience'.

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I really loved it! Being able to walk in the Broch and the houses was amazing. This was my favourite visit.

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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A lot of the walls standing so a good idea how the place would have looked. Site was in a neat, tidy condition. With all the neolithic sites in Orkney, such as Skara Brae at 5000 years old, the Broch being 1000 years old made it a 'recent' construction!

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful, well worth the trip, for the archeology and the absolutely stunning location. The village was occupied for thousands of years, and there is no question as to why if you look at the location. I think the seal swimming in the firth might be in agreement.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a fabulous site to visit because you can actually walk among the ruins and use your imagination to relive what it was like to live and work in such conditions. The setting is also great.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Another beautiful historic land mark in a stunning setting near the beach, can get a bit windy but worth it.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Located on the beautiful coast between two islands this Is nice place to visit and learn more about Orkney history.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

First, ignore the previous reviewer. Though on the seashore access to this Broch does not require crossing a causeway so there is no need to worry about tide times. The Broch is set in an amazing location and there are still significant ruins in situ to explore.Once you pay the entrance fee you can wander around the site at will.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This requires a little trip off the main track, but also to schedule it at the right time of day, as only when the tide is low can the crossing be made. The ruins are very interesting and informative to walk around, and with long stretches with no-one around, many birds are to be found in the area too.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

An Iron Age broch wonderfully well preserved beside the sea, the construction is mind blowing and how did those people put up with the wild weather so long ago.

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Address: Evie, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Evie

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