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Broch of Gurness

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Address: Evie, Scotland
Phone Number: 01856751414
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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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Of the sites covered by the Explorer ticket this was the most enjoyable, but still not as enjoyable as the free ones: in other places you can only enter with a timed tour or stick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of the sites covered by the Explorer ticket this was the most enjoyable, but still not as enjoyable as the free ones: in other places you can only enter with a timed tour or stick to the paved path... here you can wonder freely among the remains.

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Thank jcrossBdV
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has good parking, and the information centre is excellant with hands on exibits. The Broch is an amazing piece of history still standing after thousands of years. Becareful if visiting on a rainy day as it can be a bit slippery and it is not very suitable for wheelchair users.

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Thank MaxineP1958
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If in Orkney get the explorer pass gives Free entrance to Skara Brae, Maes How this and some others. Really well set out and you can walk all round the site. Much less popular than it should be.

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Thank 82AndrewM82
Bethel Island, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WOW, what a place. And the fact that you can touch the wells and walk through the Broch and try to imagine what it must have been like when it was thriving with people. Great, Not crowded at all.

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Thank riverata
Wick, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Went there in the evening whereas you have to pay during the day. Was quite nice to see the ruins of the settlement and to use you imagination on how they would have lived. Spent quite a while here as there is lovely views and a nice little beach. If you are lucky enough you will also see some seals.

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Thank Angie M
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Really impressive structure right on the coast overlooking Rousay. The broch is surrounded with small houses which you can walk around inside of. There's a small visitor centre which is interesting.

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Thank SPJW09
Oslo, Norway
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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The Keeper/warden was in an awful hurry to get off to his lunch so we were not able to spend even a couple of minutes in the visitors centre. The Broch of Gurness is not as busy as Skara Brae and another plus is that you can wander around everywhere without restriction at own pace, touch gently and enjoy. It... More 

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Thank OsloScot
Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This site has to be my favourite site in the whole of Orkney. Unlike Skara Brae you can walk through the ruins, broch and village and get a first hand experience of the size of the rooms, the feel of the walls and the sheer scale of the site. Situated about a mile off the main road down a tarred... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a short trip round here to see the ruins of a broch. It was good to be able to walk in amongst the stone ruins and try to imagine what life could have been like all those years ago. Amazing to see how much still stands after all these years. We didn't stay long but was worth a... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

wonderful way to see and understand a broch. This one has some of the settlement around it, which you don't often see.

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