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Broch of Gurness (HES)
Broch of Gurness (HES)

Broch of Gurness (HES)

Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.

Explore this once mighty Iron Age settlement, with a small village arranged around a central, massive broch tower. Defended by two rock-cut ditches and a rampart, this was clearly a place of power.Look across Eynhallow Sound, once lined with brochs, to make out another well-preserved example at Midhowe, and perhaps glimpse minke and killer whales.

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Aikerness
KW17 2NH
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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

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