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Brough Of Birsay

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Karen M wrote a review Dec 2020
Kirkwall, United Kingdom407 contributions186 helpful votes
It's a great walk to the Brough, with views across Birsay Bay & back to the mainland once you get there. CARE - check the tide times before you cross - this can be done online or at the local Palace Stores or Birsay Bay Tearooms. The causeway appears at low tide - take care it can be very slippy but take time to look into the small pools that get created. Once across you are straight into an historic settlement site & can wander around the ruins. Follow the paths up, either way around the Brough, & ascend to the lighthouse & steep cliffs. These cliffs house an assortment of birds, & provide excellent nesting grounds including the very cute puffins. You get an amazing view back to the mainland & coastline of Orkney, sit & enjoy the view. Scour the sandy beach either side of the causeway & search for the tiny Cowie shells or Groatie buckets 😂
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Audrey F wrote a review Nov 2020
kirkcaldy,scotland337 contributions136 helpful votes
The first day we came it was rainy and windy, got some dramatic photos. Came back two days later and had our picnic lunch here, sunny day, so different photos.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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fluteandvoice wrote a review Aug 2020
155 contributions65 helpful votes
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One of my favourite spots on Orkney. Check the tide charts online and cross to walk the whole island, a wide range of seas birds and the Brough. Stunning sun sets after a clear day.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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PictishPoet wrote a review Aug 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom29 contributions23 helpful votes
You can't come to Orkney and not visit the place that was once the centre of Viking power in the islands. You will have to check the tide times in order to cross the causeway and return safely without getting wet feet. We were lucky to be there shortly after the puffin chicks had hatched so it was extra special.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Richard wrote a review Jul 2020
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Definitely worth taking the time to visit. Be patient and you'll see the puffins on land which is so much better than seeing them flying at a distance
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Date of experience: July 2020
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