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Midhowe Broch, Rousay

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  • August 6, 2017
    Worth a special visit to the island of Rousay. Having seen a number of cairns already on mainland Orkney, this was unexpectedly one of the most impressive. We looked down from the road onto what we th...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    This is one of 15 chambered cairns on the island of Rousay & in my opinion one of the best to visit. Its a steep walk down from the car park but worth it. The site is covered by a hangar , inside ther...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Rousay is called 'the Egypt of the North" which is probably a 'stretch too far'. However the cairn and broch are worth the trek down a steep hill to the site. To the left of the broch are the ruins of...  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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