Leachonich Broch (Lechanich)

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There isn't much left here but a pile of rubble. It's quite sad to realise that just 200 years ago, most of these brochs were still standing and were pulled down to build roads, stone dykes, and cottages. I can understand that a ready supply of free stone would be tempting to use, but I just wish more had been done to preserve these Scottish war memorials. I'm hopeful that perhaps we may even yet pull together as a nation and start preserving what's left of them. These things are the backbone of Scotland. It would be a real shame to lose what's left of them to grass, weeds and gorse.

You can drive and park not far from the broch. Please be aware that you will be accessing private land, and that you will have to open and close gates behind you. When approaching the broch, you will be very close to a private dwelling house, so again, show consideration and respect for those who live there.


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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.