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Absolutely brilliant. Fascinating insight into neolithic and iron age Orkney. Loads to see. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Jill B
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Excellent

Great place to visit, you can actually walk inside, setting was lovely by the sea with views of... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
susan j
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“iron age”(28 reviews)
“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 15 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. Fascinating insight into neolithic and iron age Orkney. Loads to see. Lovely location. Well worth taking time out to see.

1  Thank Jill B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Great place to visit, you can actually walk inside, setting was lovely by the sea with views of other island and not many there.

1  Thank susan j
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Stunning views of the island Of Rousay & the Eynhallow Sound. dating from the 1st millenium , the broch tower is still impressive. A nice display of artefacts at the visitor centre. Very impressive & well worth a visit.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Really cool neolithic site that is easy to get to and not too busy. I think it rivals the Skara Brae site!

Thank WpgWalt
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A hidden gem. Stunning views over to Rousay. A beautiful beach. Very helpful attendant. A fascinating place. Well laid out and explained on the boards.

Thank carolineanderson
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Another fantastic site from the iron age. You can wander freely in the broch and the houses around it. It really brings home how these people lived way back then.

Thank L3K
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Orkney is rich with archaeological sites but this is the unsung jewel in the crown. Skara Brae is impressive but the Broch of Gurness is amazing. Having been taught about brochs at primary school I was stunned to discover that such a well preserved example...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Wasn't planning visiting. We were out for a run in the sun. Long narrow winding road lead us to this gem. The site is beautifully maintained. Well worth a look

Thank Iflett
Reviewed 20 July 2017

loved this little site overlooking Rousay. is well preserved with a broch in the middle. well worth a visit, very informative gentleman in the ticket office, fantastic views, free car park

1  Thank Arramattic
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We went when the Broch was technically closed, so looked for seals, watched the sun set at 11:00 pm, and saw local tractors out working under the rising almost-full moon.

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