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Beside A9 road, Golspie, Scotland
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All reviews iron age across the road busy road short walk surprised how car park stretch your legs historic scotland information boards well worth a visit structure staircase crossing yds sea ancestors intact
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel on this road every year but have never stopped here before so had no idea what to expect. So a pleasant surprise to find an enjoyable walk with good sea views down to this broch. Well looked after, with interpretation boards. It would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tina M
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This place was fantastic! Park across the road and be careful crossing. I was surprised how intact this place was- you really get an idea of people lived 2 thousand years ago. Even the staircase was still serviceable. I saw brochs in the Orkneys that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TAreviews8
Reviewed September 7, 2018

A chance to imagine what life might have been like living here around the start of AD. Strangely there is a far better idea given of what might have been the set up of a broch at a different location at the Skelbo Forest Walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MartinWatt
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I loved Carn Liath. It’s just off the A9 north of Golspie. You park on the other side of the road and there is a crossing place, but be careful because it’s a busy road. The Broch has great views out to sea and you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank GBarham
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I did not know what a Broch was, it is an Iron Age drystone hollow walled structure found only in Scotland. The broch is a defensive structure a place that is defendable. There are only just over 100 confirmed Broch sites in Scotland with over...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Nice little stop off to give our dogs a quick run about. Only downside is the parking is the opposite side of the A9 so dogs need to be on a lead

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ScotScarlet
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

As members of Historic Scotland we just love visiting these relics of our past. Park up in a small car park adjacent the Broch and then be careful crossing a busy road to walk down to site, the inside its accessible just mind your head...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Lovely broch to visit,a stone's throw from the A9 but be careful as you have to cross the A9 from the free parking to reach the broch (just a 5-10 minute walk). This is interesting to explore,with nooks,cranies and staircase up to the top which...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mairi M
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Cairn Liath Broch during the late afternoon. It is a wonderful archeological site. The Carn is situated adjacent to the roadway but also close to the shore. Once on site, you barely notice the roadway. The only issue is that one must...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Skier9175
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

This is located immediately off the main road with the Broch being a few minutes walk away, across the road. It doesn't take much time to visit but was a fun detour.

Date of experience: June 2018
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