Orkney and Shetland Islands Sights

Broch of Gurness (Aikerness Broch)

  • A966 Map It
  • Birsay
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 05/04/2017

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, Birsay, Orkney Islands, KW17 2NH, Scotland

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Phone:

01856-751414

Sight Details:

  • £5.50

Published 05/04/2017

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