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 visited this site on a couple of evenings - very atmospheric ....interesting and just a lovely spot!  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit here, we had a personal tour from a cat that led us around the ruins to the centre of the Broch then proceeded to ignore us once he'd done his job... like many sites on the...  more »
  • You can just imagine the village full of people milling around all those years ago. There are some very interesting buildings and what looks like bowls made of stone lying around. It's not as old as S...  more »
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  • Completely wonderful thing to visit. Very sensitively restored with lots to explore. Great interpretive centre with lots of cool displays. Friendly, helpful staff. Gorgeous bay and beach. Spectacular. Must-see.
  • Breathtaking place! The view is amazing, and the staff is lovely and knowledgeable. I was impressed with the fact that you can basically walk all over the place. Charged in history and well worth the £6 entry fee.
  • Very interesting, well-preserved ruins of an Iron-Age stone fort. Fun to explore. The sound it lies on is really beautiful, too. We really enjoyed coming here. Didn't like the fee, but it was well worth it.
  • Superb. Wonderfully easy and free to explore. Great display on entry, at ticket office. Fantastic location. Awesome.
  • Amazing place. Great for kids to run around in and explore.
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