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Carloway Broch Tours and Tickets
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All reviews outer walls iron age car park dry stone well worth a visit information centre short walk small exhibition small hill stunning views interesting place to visit surrounding area historic scotland free entry callanish standing stones visitor center structure
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s incredible that Pictish people were able to construct a structure like this. A double wall building with three floors - now only part of the stone parts remaining. Be aware that it is a short walk over tough ground up hill to view the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nigel E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy ancient history and old buildings this is a must and if you don't the views are grand and the wee visitor centre has facilities and a nice welcome.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Walkingthiswaytoday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is for the visitor centre rather than the broch itself (which is an amazing attraction and easily worth five stars by itself. The visitor centre is well designed and a reasonable size so as not to intrude too much on the broch and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this Broch after the Callanish Standing Stones and before leaving for the Blackhouse at Arnol. Unfortunately, the Scottish government was in the middle of making repairs and testing for safety of the structure, so we could not inspect it at close range....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank O1994GOjohnk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Broch is imposing and atmospheric. We were lucky to visit when there were no other people about. It certainly stirs the imagination, wondering who lived there and whether they were rich farmers, nobility, or powerful landowners who built to keep other our of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Vancatwoman
Reviewed 6 September 2019

Was really excited to be seeing one of the best remaining Brochs, and the view we had from the car park was lovely. unfortunately the site was closed for safety reasons, pending funding, which we read could be unlikely to happen. Come on the powers...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019

offering insight to historical lifestyle and amazing engineering techniques. Beautiful setting enhances the visit

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

While this includes a little incline on the approach, it’s worth the walk, especially when the heather is in full bloom.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank klh19
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

Iron Age broch ruins slightly off the beaten path, with a view of hills, Blackhouse remains, and sheep all around. It is a mild hike to the ruins; main trail goes past a small museum and gift shop that contains information about the site and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bavarian_Ruffian
Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

This site is open to walk around. You can go inside and see the inner room and the passage way that runs around it. There is a plaque that gives some information about it. I thought it was cool as it is from the iron...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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