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“Nice setting and view”
Review of Carloway Broch

Carloway Broch
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$519.43*
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3-Day Hebrides Tour from Inverness: Isles of Lewis and Harris
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

The broch has a very nice welcome center that you pass on the way up. It tells the story about what the broch was used for and is a nice introduction to actually viewing it. You can also buy yarn and other local crafts at the welcome center. Walking up to the broch, I passed lots of sheep grazing. They don't pay a lot of attention to humans but will run away if you get close. The broch is large and is high up, so you can climb on the wall and get a nice view. It was interesting to see what people built years ago and how they lived. Although you can see much of the broch from the road, the visit was worthwhile, especially because the welcome center explained what I was viewing.

Thank bknn
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"well worth a visit"
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"outer walls"
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"car park"
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"definitely worth a stop"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"interesting site"
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"stunning views"
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Easy to find. Looks great from the outer approach to it, but is even better when you get right up to it and find that you can actually go inside it and climb up. The views are spectacular. Makes you realise just how good our ancestors were at building. The visitor centre is also very informative. It would be a shame not to visit it if you are in the Outer Hebrides - you would be missing out on a very interesting and fantastic piece of history.

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

The history of how and why people constructed broches is fascinating and their ruins appear all over Northern Scotland and the Orkneys. This one has a lot more intact so you get a better idea of their construction. Great location.

Thank Rick M
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Easy to reach. Good little visitor centre with helpful staff. To be able to go inside the broch & climb up inside the outer walls as our forebears did was a real experience. We had it to ourselves.

Thank latetraveller100
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The climb up to the brock is well worth it to see the way this dwelling has been constructed as also to enjoy the spectacular views. Location, location, location! The small exhibition at the foot of the hill is a little disappointing but the actual broch speaks for itself.

Thank blackfaceewe
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