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Orkney and Shetland Islands Sights

Broch of Gurness

Updated 10/09/2013

Fodor's Review

Gurness Broch, an Iron Age tower built between 500 BC and 200 BC, stands more than 10 feet high and is surrounded by stone huts, indicating that this was a village. The tower's foundations and dimensions suggest that it was one of the biggest brochs in Scotland, and the remains of the surrounding houses are well preserved.

Sight Information

Address:

A966, 8 miles east of Birsay, Aikerness, KW17 2NH, Scotland

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Phone:

01856-751414

Sight Details:

  • £5
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–5:30; Oct. daily 9:30–4:30.

Updated 10/09/2013

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