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Clickimin Broch, Lerwick

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The Broch of Clickimin is a large and well preserved, though somewhat restored broch in Lerwick in Shetland, Scotland. Originally built on an island in Clickimin Loch, it was approached by a stone causeway. The broch is situated within a walled enclosure and, unusually for brochs, features a large "blockhouse" between the opening in the enclosure and the broch itself. The site is maintained by Historic Scotland. According to its excavator Hamilton there were several periods of occupation of the site: Late Bronze Age farmstead, Early Iron Age farmstead, Iron Age fort, broch period, and wheelhouse settlement.LocationClickhimin Broch is situated on the south shore of the Clickimin Loch, three-quarters of a mile south-west of Lerwick on the Lerwick-Sumburgh road. It sits on a small promontory jutting into the loch. It is one of the best preserved broch sites in Shetland.DescriptionThe broch has an external diameter of around 20 metres and an internal diameter of around 9 metres. It is surrounded by a stone-walled fort consisting of a blockhouse and ringwork. The blockhouse is a free-standing drystone gateway set just within the entrance to the fort. Access to the broch is achieved via the entrance on the western side. The entrance passage has a "guard cell" on the right side, just inside the door jamb. The interior of the broch has two cells within the walls at ground-level. Excavations have revealed the postholes for internal timber buildings and in the 19th century there were said to have been radiating stone piers visible. There are two additional entrances to the broch at upper levels. The north entrance leads both into the interior and to a staircase. The other entrance leads to an intramural gallery.
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  • This broch is an excellently preserved piece of Scottish history located just a few minutes from downtown Lerwick. It is free to enter, and the entire broch is open to walk about. For my visit there w...  more »
  • Located just off a main road, this is a fascinating little snapshot of the Islands' ancient history. Free access but enough displays that you know what's what. Certain entrances are very, very small -...  more »
  • Good taste of the local history. Not great for anyone on crutches like myself or wheelchair bound as it was very muddy and slippery. Well signposted and information boards.  more »