Broch of Gurness, Evie

4.8
#2 of 6 in Museums in Mainland
View the ruins of Scotland's best-preserved broch village at Broch of Gurness. The ancient structures, built between 500 and 200 BCE, once housed a substantial community and defended the coastline from raiders. Explore the village and picture Orcadian life as it was over 2,000 years ago. Take in the expansive views of Eynhallow Sound and the Island of Rousav from the ruins situated above the coastline of Mainland Orkney. Stop by the visitor's center to view Iron-Age artifacts on display. Take a guided tour to learn more about the village's history and purpose. Check the weather before your visit, as high winds can cause temporary closures. Make Broch of Gurness a part of your Evie vacation plans using our Evie trip planner .
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  • We had been to three other Broch sites in this trip to Scotland. In each of them we were not able to go into the Broch. So on Orkney, we were finally able to enter a proper Broch and see the grounds. ...  more »
  • Exploring the Northeastern coast of Mainland, we visited this broch, the ruins of an Iron Age settlement. Located on a small hill, it provides great views of the surrounding areas, including the islan...  more »
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  • Great views. Change of tides creates strong currents in the channel between the islands. Good spot to look for marine birds. The broch is small and has an entrance fee, but worth a visit if it interests you. Ample parking space.
  • Absolutely fabulous! Would definitely come back again. Great place for those who are interested in history and children!
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