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Broch of Gurness, Evie

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Evie attractions like Broch of Gurness can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Iron age, Norse and Pict site worth an hour of your day. On the water so dress appropriately. Free admission from Oct thru about May. 
  • The Broch of Gurness is the best example of an iron age Broch on the Mainland of Orkney. Although now reduced in height, the walls still tower impressively high above you and the shear scale of the co...  read more »
  • For a small entrance fee this is a must see Broch from Iron age about 2500 years old. If visiting Orkney another must see to join the dots so to speak in the archaeological maze. I think it's about £5...  read more »
  • Impressive place. I didnt have much time. When you come make sure you have time to soak in the atmosphere.
  • Fascinating
  • Nice, but not quite as large as expected. It is relatively fast.
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