The Broch of Gurness

The Broch of Gurness – Orkney
On 30th June 2018 I visited this iconic site.
The Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age settlement found on the north-west tip of the Orkney mainland.

Thought to date back to around 500BC, the Broch of Gurness is arguably the best-preserved broch village in Scotland and features ditches and ramparts, all surrounding a maze of buildings and structures. At the heart of the site is the broch building itself, still standing tall over the landscape.

Excavations first took place in the earlty 20th century and uncovered the site, with archaeologists finding that some of the former houses featured their own yards and sheds.