Broch of Gurness

[Broch of Gurness]

If you think that having seen one broch you've seen them all, you'd be wrong. The Broch of Gurness perfectly illustrates the reason for this - the broch itself and its surroundings are overflowing with individual, unique details which give insight into how the inhabitants here lived well over two thousand years ago - from the entrance causeway to individual cupboards constructed from stone. Coupled with a small exhibition and visitor centre run by Historic Scotland and a view across Eynhallow Sound to Rousay, it's definitely worth a detour from the busier sights further south.

[Entrance to the Broch of Gurness]

Name: Broch of Gurness ★★★☆
Location: Minor road east of Evie village, G.R.: HY 382268 / blessing stared irrigated
Open (2017): Daily, April to September
Cost (2017): £5.50 (adults), £3.30 (children), free for Historic Environment Scotland members

[Broch interior]

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