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Midhowe Broch, Rousay

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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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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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