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“So impressive”
Review of Carloway Broch

Carloway Broch
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$490.87*
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3-Day Hebrides Tour from Inverness: Isles of Lewis and Harris
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We visited on a bitter cold November morning and could feel the history of this magical place. We had the place to ourselves and even in cold showers loved it.

Thank Choocom
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

A fascinating insight into life on Lewis so long ago. The walk to the Broch takes 5-10 mins at the most. It can be windy at the Broch so be prepared. Small visitor centre just by the car park is not open all year round but does have toilets for use.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Only a couple of miles from the Callanish Standing Stones and worth the drive to explore this well preserved Broch. The visitor is free to roam around the site and climb the Broch for spectacular views of the surrounding area. This site is free to explore and a great one for the kids. Can be a bit of a climb up the hill if you are not fit, but well worth it when you get to the top.

1  Thank scotmad
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

This was worth an hour. You can walk all over the Broch and for us it was really interesting. It can be very windy - so wrap up.

Thank gisUk
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

After a brief climb up the steps the view from the Broch was excellent. As well as being able to see for long distances it was also possible to appreciate the comparatively recent change in the lives of crofters and residents of the houses surrounding the attraction. It is possible to see the peat stacks in late summer, and the majority of modern prefab houses retain roofless blackhouses abandoned and unwanted in their front gardens. The Broch itself was entertaining, with a low entrance and even lower internal doorways. The central doorway reveals a staircase that leads up between the external and internal walls. A little scramble allows you to ascend one or two levels and allows some good pictures to be taken. If returning to Lewis this is one of only a handful of sites that I would revisit, along with Port Ness, Luskentyre beach (Harris), St Clements (Harris) and St Molaug's.

1  Thank sussexslanter
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