Broch of Gurness, Evie

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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. Make Broch of Gurness a part of your Evie vacation plans using our Evie trip planner .
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  • August 15, 2017
    Absolutely brilliant. Fascinating insight into neolithic and iron age Orkney. Loads to see. Lovely location. Well worth taking time out to see.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Great place to visit, you can actually walk inside, setting was lovely by the sea with views of other island and not many there.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Another gem of the Orkney Islands to see absolutely. You will find yourself in another dimension, a blast from the past trying to imagine the residents of those places, their daily life, their customs.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Great trip here, the sand under the water makes the beach look tropical and the Broch itself is very thought provoking and gives a fantastic insight into the lifestyle and building ability of the people at the time. The guide was very knowledgeable about the Broch and surrounding area. Well worth a visit
  • June 25, 2017
    Smaller than Skarra Brae but more accessible. Also quieter and not usually on the itinerary of the cruise ship tours.
  • June 15, 2017
    Its good. A brief museum bit then outside for a look round. You have to pay... NO TOILET FACILITIES
  • July 11, 2017
    The best Iron Age broch in Orkney! Well worth a visit.
  • June 29, 2017
    Well preserved broch and outlying buildings. Also has an interesting exhibition with interactive dispkays.

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