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Carloway Broch

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Address: near Carloway (Charlabhaigh), Scotland
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US$ 799.91*
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6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh
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3-Day Hebrides Tour from Inverness: Isles of Lewis and Harris

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Great glimpse of a former life style and super views

I enjoyed my visit although it was not possible to see the museum but the Broch was fascinating. You are able to go inside, if you're short or prepared to go on your knees. Good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my visit although it was not possible to see the museum but the Broch was fascinating. You are able to go inside, if you're short or prepared to go on your knees. Good feeling of what it would have been like and how the double walls worked.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A window to the past. Amazing to imagine how people lived thousands of years ago. Great to be able to get up close and really explore.

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plainfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember enjoying it years ago and when we went as a family I was not disappointed. My wee boys loved running around it, exploring the tunnels and climbing the stairs. Sure its relatively small, but it is amazing history and fun for families to explore. Without question if your in the area you should certainly visit it! And wonderful... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Really interesting that the research now shows a different use of the building than was previously thought - worth the visit, just watch out for the sheep!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a small site but it was fascinating to learn how the Broch was built and how clever the people were. We were able to really look closely at the building and appreciate its structure. Don't be put off by the fact that it is a small site - it is well worth visiting.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is history alive it is a beautiful place and the shop has a special place that is a great idea and free.

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Thank Alison N
Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

You'll see the Broch from miles away on the road, but only when you climb up will you be able to appreciate how really impressive this construction is. We were there on a Sunday so the information centre was closed, but the Broch is accessible all the time and you can find all the relevant info on the internet anyway.

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Thank WanderingFungi
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This was a very interesting place to visit, there doesn't seem to be much information on these types of buildings but there are some good speculations. There was a visitors centre but it closes in September so wasn't open when we arrived. You can still get to the broch though. There are public toilets that are open. No dogs aloud... More 

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Thank NottsKim
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Like many historic sites in Scotland this is free to enter. Set in beautiful scenery the Broch is an Iron Age dry walled house (or small castle) only found in Scotland. These ruins have been well preserved as it can be. You can ramble over what's left of the interior and get a feel for what it was like. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely place to visit. Great views and fantastic area. ..so informative and loved every bit about this area. Shame it was closed and the little pace not open to gain more informant

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