Achavar Broch

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This one was built on a long ridge of bedrock poking out of the surrounding ground. No part of the structure is visible but there is a hollow in the broch mound itself.

Take the single track road from the A9 and find somewhere to park that isn't blocking any passing places. Go through the second gate down the road from the house because if you take the first gate you will have to clamber over a barbed wire fence. This is working farmland and the ground is extremely boggy around gates, so wellington boots would probably be in order.


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Disclaimer: Some brochs were built with military defensive purpose, and as such can be situated in extremely dangerous areas, such as on the edge of cliffs and ravines. Additionally, these are Iron Age structures, most of them in ruins, and they are extremely hazardous, with crumbling stone walls and hidden chambers. Existing walls, lintels, and passages could collapse at any time. The information here is provided free but it is your responsibility to ensure its accuracy, ensure your own safety, and acquire permissions for access where necessary. Accessing brochs is done entirely at your own risk.