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Carloway Broch

near Carloway (Charlabhaigh), Scotland
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3-Day Hebrides Tour from Inverness: Isles of Lewis and Harris
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“short climb” (4 reviews)
“car park” (20 reviews)
“iron age” (9 reviews)
near Carloway (Charlabhaigh), Scotland

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the broch on a very windy day! It's always interesting to see well preserved bricks and this is one of the better ones I've seen. Great views too!

Thank kangeroo77
Reviewed 3 days ago

I knew there were Brochs all over the highlands but had never visited one, let alone seen how they were inhabited. I love learning about history, so for me this was a must see. Nice to be able to park the car nearby and walk...More

Thank Stitchmaker
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so excited to arrive at Dun Carloway. Though this site is SO impressive, it is not too busy and we just loved it. Also, it was not fenced off everywhere so we could climb a few of the steps (carefully). A gorgeous site...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carloway Broch is cared for by Historic Scotland and is free to visit. There is small car park and toilets, but he toilet facilities are not always open. Good footwear is recommended and after a quick walk up the path to the Carloway Broch there...More

Thank Paul I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this on way to the West coast and it is well signposted from the main road. There is a small car park which was busy. Of note we saw no coaches here. There is no entrance fee. The broch is a large...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As broths go this one of the more complete, though less so than Rousay, Glenelg or of course Mousa but unlike any of those it has a great site, on a rock high above the road. Moving along the road gives an opportunity to photograph...More

Thank BrianArmagh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place, didn't know about these structures before, good description in front of it .

Thank Wolfgang_8th
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea what a broch was until visiting here. Despite being one of the best in Scotland there is not a huge amount of this one left. It does give a good idea of the structure of this twin walled fortification. You can...More

Thank Silverpablito
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fact that the Broch is reputedly the only remaining Broch on the island it is worth the visit to say one has been there. There is a small information centre before you start the climb to the top but it gets over crowded very...More

Thank Minella58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting site to visit to see this amazing structure. It is well worth seeing. The area is well cared for and there is parking close to the sight. I think there is an opportunity to do much more with a better visitor centre -...More

Thank TartanHolibags
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