Really interesting that the research now shows a different use of the building than was previously thought - worth the visit, just watch out for the sheep!
This is a small site but it was fascinating to learn how the Broch was built and how clever the people were. We were able to really look closely at the building and appreciate its structure. Don't be put off by the fact that it is a small site - it is well worth visiting.
You'll see the Broch from miles away on the road, but only when you climb up will you be able to appreciate how really impressive this construction is. We were there on a Sunday so the information centre was closed, but the Broch is accessible all the time and you can find all the relevant info on the internet anyway.
This was a very interesting place to visit, there doesn't seem to be much information on these types of buildings but there are some good speculations. There was a visitors centre but it closes in September so wasn't open when we arrived. You can still get to the broch though. There are public toilets that are open. No dogs aloud... 更多
Like many historic sites in Scotland this is free to enter. Set in beautiful scenery the Broch is an Iron Age dry walled house (or small castle) only found in Scotland. These ruins have been well preserved as it can be. You can ramble over what's left of the interior and get a feel for what it was like. There... 更多
It appears that the buildings in this area became larger and more prominent around 500 BC. The brochs are the result – circular, dry-stone towers which belonged to the local chieftains. It is not sure the nature of life then so these could also be defensive towers. The best remaining example of a broch in Lewis is the one at... 更多
As well as being one of the best preserved brochs in the islands and with stunning views and walks around its general environs it has an excellent little interpretation centre that recreates some of the scenes you would have seen within the building when it was lived in. A helpful member of staff at the small centre will answer any... 更多
The Carloway Broch is the biggest wie have visited up to now. On the offical maps 1:25'000 scale there are many indications about remains of brochs. But this, although in ruins, give you a very good example how the brochs have once looked. The round structur with the double wall is still complet and part of the stairs that may... 更多