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“Amazing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carloway Broch

Carloway Broch
near Carloway (Charlabhaigh), Scotland
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Surrey, UK
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Quite a stiff uphill trudge for the old and crusties, but well worth it. A lot of the original broch is preserved, and much more than we expected. Good views over surrounding countryside.

Visited July 2012
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Laramie, Wyoming
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A great look back to history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This was our third visit to Dun (or Doune) Carloway. The first time there was barely anything there, but now a small visitor center has been added. The hike up to the broch is somewhat steep, but not difficult. The view is incredible, and the signage gives a good history. One of the most complete brochs we've seen (outside of Mousa in Shetland).

Visited June 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Builders today could learn a lot from this 2000 year old building :-)

Visited July 2012
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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“Nice presurved broch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This broch is well presurved. Nice to visit and see the inside of it. Also beautifull views.

Visited June 2012
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Nortumberland England
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

If youcan walk up the hill to this Broch it is amazing ,what a piece of history and to be able to climb all over it was an extra special experience for children, A fine example of our past

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