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Review of Broch of Gurness

Broch of Gurness
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Evie
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Owner description: Ruins of ancient tower and huts used to defend the Scotish coastline from raiders.
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We only had a quick visit here but it was amazingly preserved.

I would have loved to have spent more time here to explore more.

Thank edwmagee
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is later than Skara Brae at around a mere 2000 years old. What will strike you most is the thickness of the wall of the main redoubt in the centre. It's around 5m think with tunnels inside. Plenty to muse on here and you get a good sense of the size of the rooms etc. Take note of ancient flour grinder thingy.

Thank pyrasanth
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I loved this iron age Broch. It's really well preserved and is in such an amazing location with the beautiful blue waters of the Eynhallow sound in front of you. This is the heart of iron age Orkney and is worth the drive.

Thank saratogangster
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place this in a beautifull location. Bit off the main road but worth the visit. Again in Orkney a trip back in to the distant past. Brilliant workmanship considering when it was built.

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a well preserved Iron Age broch on the mainland of Orkney. I also visited Midhowe Broch which is on Rousay, I would say Midhowe was a more enjoyable visit as it was quieter and free, although Gurness is easier to get to if you are already on the mainland and can be visited as part of a trip around the other major sites in the area. We were told we could walk anywhere around the site, which one visitor took too literally and climbed up on top of the walls of the monument. I think the staff should maybe be a bit more vigilant about people possibly damaging the site.

Thank jpdanmark
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