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Midhowe Broch, Rousay

Midhowe Broch is located in Rousay. See Midhowe Broch and all Rousay has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rousay trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Yes, the Carin is closed which is a a disappointment but the walk, the views and the other ruins such as the nearby Broch make it worthwhile. Our guide Patrick explained the closed cairn in detail and...  more »
  • So should have no stars. The Broch next door is good though but I found the church area nearly half a mile away not worth the wet and muddy walk-in on a poor path. The way to them from the road is als...  more »
  • The monument has had a building erected over the top of it in order to protect it from the elements. Unfortunately the building above it has itself succumbed to the elements and therefore the site was...  more »
  • 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.
  • Great archeology, absolutely fascinating structure with associated stone houses which were very similar construction to those at the famous Skara Brae, even though these were built over 2000 years later. The broch itself is wonderful and all right on the coast line in a dramatic setting next to a slab sandstone beach and a geo. Well done to Historic Scotland for upkeep and signage. You need a good hour just for a general look around. And it's within a stone's throw of the amazing Midhowe burial cairn. Get that ferry to Rousay!
  • Terrific broch structure and tomb nearby with views out over eynhallow sound to the mainland. The extra hop on the ferry and walk down eems to keep visitor numbers down.
  • 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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