Tiantulloch Broch

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A rather memorable broch, not far inland from Dunbeath and Latheronwheel. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the broch is that looking in one direction you can see right across the moors to Morven and Scaraben, but if you look in the other direction the wind turbines of Buolfruich windfarm tower over you. It's certainly one of the most impressionable brochs in that I could feel the march of thousands of years and hundreds of generations, from the iron age and before right up to the 21st Century.

Easy access, but could be boggy if it's wet. Park somewhere beside the Buolfruich wind farm, and the broch is less than 100 yds from the road. The ground will be wet and marshy after heavy rain, but there is a gate into the field to be negotiated with care. The broch and surrounding ruins are in a dangerous condition, so keep children supervised or away from the ruins.


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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.