Langwell Tulloch (Langwell Water)

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This broch is a jumbled mess, and quite difficult to find without a map as the site doesn't resemble a broch in the slightest. It has been robbed to death and it looks as if a road has been bulldozed through part of the actual broch site itself. What's left is heavily overgrown. There may be some of the original broch lying intact below ground, but it would take the work of a professional archeological team to make any sense of the ruins.

Access is through the Langwell estate, so you should contact the Factor to arrange access. If you need to cross the river, some of the footbridges marked on the map no longer exist, having been washed away in recent spates. You can park at the top of Berriedale Brae and walk down the marked track right 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.