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Broch of Gurness

Evie, Scotland
+44 1856 751414
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Ruins of ancient tower and huts used to defend the Scotish coastline from raiders.
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Evie, Scotland
+44 1856 751414
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well maintained site for visitors. Initially reluctant to part with £6 entry but well worth it. Very well preserved broch village rather than usual single building, with later Viking burial as well. Small but informative museum in visitor centre. On site parking but no other...More

Thank georginams2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rather pricey but worth the visit as you get to wander all over and inside this fascinating example of a fortified farm.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is lovely. It isn't as highly visited as some other attractions so you will have some peace exploring. It's really a fascinating look back in history.

Thank jez09
Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine Skara Brae, but you can actually wander through the rabbit warren of passages and habitations. This is a special spot. Neil, the local Historic Scotland guide, was friendly and extremely knowledgeable, obviously enthusiastic about the site. We had an enjoyable conversation with him. There's...More

Thank JamesandKirsten
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit the views the history the location to go back in time and imagine being there

Thank Brian/Susan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by just following a small sign and was amazed. Wonderful ruins of Iron Age village where visitor can walk around on their own. Incredible view on how they lived and actually how advanced they were Beautiful walks from there with a fascinating protected cove...More

Thank dbsopera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skara Brae is much older but is also full of trippers, tourists and visitors. For real atmosphere the Pictish Broch of Gurness brings a feeling of marvel which is unequalled. The site can be entered into freely and the view over the sea with passing...More

Thank Whittlesford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Broch of Gurness one damp afternoon in early May, which stands on a low hill overlooking the sea in the northeast of the Orkney Mainland. The site is up a very small road that is not particularly well marked,...More

Thank Tankerman2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly we visited on a sunny day but this is without a doubt one of the most beautiful locations I've ever visited. The sky and sea were so blue and the broch so white my husband said it felt like visiting the ruins of Crete....More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the broch almost at closing time but as it is all outdoors we were allowed to look round and what an amazing complex of buildings it is, like so many others on Orkney. Your imagination can run riot trying to visualize how...More

Thank MurielA47
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Response from Chrisbeeoxford | Reviewed this property |
I believe it to be 01856 751414. If phoning from abroad 0044 1856 751414.