Langdale Broch (Langdale Burn)

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As this was a part of Scotland I'd never seen before, this was an exciting day out. Brochs are a great way to see Scotland. Just up the road from Syre is the Langdale broch on the banks of the Langdale burn. It's easy to see from the road and commands a good view all round. There isn't much left of the broch you can see above ground, but the interior wall can be traced practically all the way around.

Access is simple and easy going. There is a wooden stile by the road, and from there walking is easy all the way to the broch. From the stile, follow the stone wall around the farm, then cut across to the left hand side of the gate and follow the track to the broch.


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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.