Achness Broch (Achaneas)

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This one is beside the Achaneas broch, on the banks of the River Cassley, beside the Achess Falls. What a spot! They must have lived well on salmon, these Picts. This broch is robbed to bits, and it's just a grassy mound now. However, the site is clearly visible, and the outline of the walls can be seen. You can also see original stone through a few tree roots.

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


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