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we arrived on a cold wet and windy day. had the site to ourselves to explore. very interesting. we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doreen J
Fascinating place

Called in after having the place recommended, and we were so glad we did. It's fascinating to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SandrS10
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“skara brae”(62 reviews)
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Ruins of ancient tower and huts used to defend the Scotish coastline from raiders.
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Evie, Scotland
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+44 1856 751414
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All reviews iron age skara brae well worth a visit wonderful location wander freely ticket office historic scotland explorer pass walk around small display fascinating site orkney mainland sunny day other islands entrance fee real sense on duty
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we arrived on a cold wet and windy day. had the site to ourselves to explore. very interesting. we very much like iron-age history so for us it was great. we were lucky because a storm caused it to close for the day the next...More

Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in after having the place recommended, and we were so glad we did. It's fascinating to see much better than the better known Skara Brae. If you only have time to visit one go to Broch of Furness,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Built on the edge of Eynhallow Sound, looking across to Rousay this Iron Age site has amazing ruins and tells many stories. The Broch (Tower) was perhaps 10 metres high and built with such precision that there twin walls with a (secret?) passage and stairway...More

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

That early man could not only be so creative but organised and ingenious enough to construct something which would challenge modern man....we just had to sit and take it all in, from the source of the stone on the beach, the eight foot by two...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Laughing to read somebody called this place off the beaten track.....Everywhere in Orkney is off the beaten track which is what makes it all so wonderful. We arrived when there was nobody on duty even though we had our Historic Scotland card to be stamped....More

Thank cloosh
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Went at the time of the last admission but felt a little rushed by the staff there, feeling that he didn’t want us there! But the broch of gurness itself is well worth a visit and definitely deserves more than 30 minutes! The beach next...More

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Recommended by our landlady and became our first Orkney tourist experience. Ample parking, not crowded and friendly helpful staff who explained but did not hard sell the benefits of a combined ticket to visit attractions. Really atmospheric- spectacular views and somehow you almost feel that...More

Thank 666thompson
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The Broch of Gurness is inherently interesting for obvious reasons. It also has a few distinctive plusses: Unlike many of the Neolithic sites in Orkney, it involves almost no walking from the car park. It is in a stunning location on the coast. And it...More

Thank dennisfr
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We were staying with friends in the nearest village (Evie) and walked here. We enjoyed it more than Skara Brae which we had visited two days earlier and which was very busy with coach parties and we felt a bit overhyped. We arrived at the...More

Thank StevenO1516
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the Broch of Gurness which is situated in a beautiful location overlooking Eynhallow Sound. We were able to walk through the Broch as if we were invited guests. There is so much history held within these walls that began in the Iron...More

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I believe it to be 01856 751414. If phoning from abroad 0044 1856 751414.
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