Broch of Gurness

Orkney Mainland | Evie | Broch | ★★★★

[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 Environment 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]

Location & info

📌 Broch of Gurness ★★★★
By minor road 2 mi northeast of Evie, Orkney Mainland, G.R.: HY 382268 ///blessing.stared.irrigated
❌ No public transport within 1 mi. Buses serve Evie (2 mi - walk via Sands of Evie beach) | 🚗 Car park
Open daily, April to September | £6 adult / £3.60 child / free for Historic Environment Scotland members



[Broch interior]

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