Achaneas Broch

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They knew how to pick their spots, did these old Picts. Just a couple of hundred yards downstream of the Achness waterfalls, on the banks of the River Cassley, I'd live there myself! There is another broch a hundred yards upstream, the Achness broch. Not much remains other than an overgrown grassy mound with a few large trees putting roots down into the foundations. The old broch stone can be seen through tree roots in places.

Take the single track road from Rosehall up Glen Cassley to the Achness Waterfalls, and both this and the Achess broch are easily assessible beside the road. Might as well take in the beautiful Achness Falls while you are there.


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