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Broch of Gurness

Evie, Scotland
+44 1856 751414
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“skara brae” (47 reviews)
Evie, Scotland
+44 1856 751414
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed at the skills shown in building these dwellings and how they ensured they were kept warm by using small doors etc. No review can described this location and you must visit to experience the atmosphere

Thank Gwen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit Orkney we return to the broch of Gurness. It is in a stunning location overlooking the island of rousay, the clear water and rocky beach below help you take a step back in time. The broch is great because you can...More

Thank davetlg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to visit especially as you can wander all over the site. This is in a lovely location by the waterside. Informative staff and well worth a visit.

Thank quirky-savage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The site is accessed down some fairly narrow lanes. But as we got towards the water we saw a lovely little sandy beach. The channel beyond was choppy but we saw lots of interesting birds and a seal. It is a lovely setting. The broch...More

Thank CG101010
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A really well presented find more far from village of Evie in Orkney. Just such an eye opening place and so well presented that it is easy to figure out simply what went on, and it's believed to be the best preserved Broch in the...More

Thank dfraser314x
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Better than Skara Brae? Well, not everyone will agree, that's for you to decide. What made it for me was that you can (at the time of writing in April 2017) wander around and inside the Broch and feel the atmosphere of those ancient times....More

Thank iannai1
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

A rainy day made this an atmospheric visit. The man in the office took the time to give us a really informative talk about the site before we wandered around.

Thank Sheffieldrose
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Very well presented site giving you the opportunity to see how ancient tribes/people lived thousands of years ago. When we visited there were no fees to pay as it was before the season had started however i would recommend paying the small fee to visit...More

Thank JPIN16
Reviewed 22 February 2017

amazing place right on the seashore Its construction is amazing would recommend stout footwear as gassed area can be very slippery when wet

Thank 2godaytripper
Reviewed 21 February 2017

An opportunity to get up close to a piece of ancient history. Seaside setting makes for great photos, as does the broch itself.

Thank 401Kill
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Response from Chrisbeeoxford | Reviewed this property |
I believe it to be 01856 751414. If phoning from abroad 0044 1856 751414.