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Midhowe Broch, Rousay

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  • We went to Rousay for a day trip and came upon this almost by accident. There is a longish and steepish walk on grass down from the road to the site. The cairn itself is protected by a modern building...  more »
  • We were staying on Rousye to see friends and they gave us the tour of ancient sites. This neolithic site is perhaps one of the earliest in the UK and not given much publicity. Its free to visit and yo...  more »
  • Well worth the walk down a steep path to this sea edge location, despite the roof protecting The Broch is next to it  more »
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  • Very large, intricate and altogether excellent pair of an open air Broch with a chambered cairn under a roof next door. These two structures alone merit taking a ferry over. There is a full days quality archaeology tourism on this island.
  • A fair walk from car park down to the site but it is worth it.
  • One of the lesser-known treasures of Orkney and worth the ferry crossing to Rousay alone, Midhowe is a stunning, cathedral-sized chambered cairn; the neighbouring Iron-Age Broch is equally impressive; both should be a must-see for anyone interested in Orkney's ancient heritage

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