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Mousa Broch

Iron Age broch tower

Mousa Broch

The finest surviving Iron Age broch tower. It stands to a height of over 13.3 metres.


Region – Shetland

On the Island of Mousa, accessible by boat from Sandwick, about 14m South of Lerwick on the A970.

Grid reference - HU 457 237.


Access to the island is via ferry. Details regarding sailing times for the Mousa Ferry can be found at Please note there is a now a new departure point for the ferry with revised sailing times.

For additional information on visiting the site, telephone 01856 841815 (Skara Brae).