Achnagoul Broch

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A lintelled entrance and a few exterior stones poke through a grassy mound, which makes this a rather interesting grassy mound, as far as grassy mounds go. Access to the broch is straightforward, walking up a track and closing a couple of gates behind you, but parking is far from straightforward. I found a place on the verge a couple of hundred yards along the single track road, but you may have to find somewhere more suitable and walk back along the road to the track. The track leads to two private dwellings, so please respect their privacy.


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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.