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“Broch of Gurness ..beautiful”
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 4 March 2018

We visited this site on a couple of evenings - very atmospheric ....interesting and just a lovely spot!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Julia G
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here, we had a personal tour from a cat that led us around the ruins to the centre of the Broch then proceeded to ignore us once he'd done his job... like many sites on the Orkney Islands it's easy to imagine the community living in and around the ruins. Very glad we decided to make this our last stop of the day, would love to visit again

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank fenny89
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

You can just imagine the village full of people milling around all those years ago. There are some very interesting buildings and what looks like bowls made of stone lying around. It's not as old as Skara Brae and also a bit out of the way, but worth a look. In the questions below, "you don't have to pay for the wifi" because there isn't any, they didn't think of it back then!!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Looking on the other island this Broch makes sense. Behind is the hills of the birds. A small beach is accessible on the way.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank rv15243
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a Historic Scotland site so has an entrance fee for non-members. It is an Iron Age settlement arranged around an extremely well-preserved broch, a round tower which is unique to Scotland. It was obviously a well-defended place of power but despite being almost 2,000 years later than the Neolithic remains on Orkney, it holds many mysteries. It is located along a narrow road which skirts the sea for almost two miles & on the day we visited it was very windy, so warm clothing is recommended.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 44AlanS
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