Carn Liath Broch
Carn Liath Broch
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Leslie W
166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Carn Liath is the easiest broch ever to visit. It's right beside the A9. There's a designated car park across the highway, and a path to a marked road crossing. The broch has interpretive signs, an easy approach path, and a great sea view. What's not to like?
Written 13 August 2023
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Laurel A
Mississauga, Canada84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We all enjoyed our visit to this broch. It is 1900 to 2300 years old and there’s enough left of it you can get a sense for what it looked like. The views of the water are also stunning and you can see Dunrobin Castle in the distance. Park in the upper (south) parking lot, walk south to the highway crossing then follow the path. It’s a short walk.
Written 12 August 2023
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jonahag_jones
Sedgefield, UK216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Plenty of parking though it took a while to locate the path to cross the road to the broch. Despite the name it is not a cairn but a broch
Written 4 July 2022
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Ronnie C
Kirkcaldy, UK440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
nice place ,get good pictures ,great views from here as well, you park across road and then it just a short walk.
Written 3 July 2022
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Brian B
Forfar, UK380 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is a good exciting example of a broch and gives you an idea of what they were like. More to see than at other similar sites. Right beside the A9 so easy to find.
Written 30 April 2022
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Charles S
Northamptonshire, UK1,021 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Iron Age broch is located beside the A9 near Golspie not far from Dunrobin Castle to the north and has a car-park and information history board for visitors.
The broch walls are very thick and approx, six feet in height with a short entrance passageway, steps and a small room. There have been many excavations over the years with items of ancient pottery and tools among the finds. It is quite remarkable something of this age still stands there after so many years. Worth a stop and visit.
Written 16 November 2021
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BT3rd
Datchet, UK7,354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
This is yards off the A99 on a dangerous bend so we parked in the signposted lay-by and took the path to this beautifully situated Broch overlooking the North Sea.
It is well preserved bearing in mind now easily it is to get to.
Well worth stopping if passing.
Written 7 September 2021
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Hornedbear
Worcester, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Use the upper car park to the left as you turn in to the lay-by and follow the signs to the crossing point- DO NOT use the right hand car park and try to run across the road! There is no way down until the official crossing point.

Broch itself is very nice, walls are up to six foot high and thick, some decent history boards. Great views out to sea.
Written 18 August 2021
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Snickets
155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
An interesting half hour stop at this Iron Age broch is well worth your time on the rad to Wick. It's just north of Dunrobin Castle and easy to miss but we turned around and made sure we had a good look around. There is an information board giving limited information but the experience of standing in a structure built so long ago and still being able to see walls and stairs and rooms is amazing (and free although there is a donations box on the gate). Great position but be careful crossing the road from the cat park -it's a fast stretch with not good visibility.
Written 18 July 2021
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Maddie
Lancaster, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
A really interesting and beautiful stop on our NC500 trip! The broch is very well maintained and you can even go inside and up the steps! Also stunning sea views from the area.
Written 25 June 2021
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