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Broch Of Gurness (Aikerness Broch)

One of the most outstanding surviving examples of an Iron-Age settlement in northern Scotland

Broch Of Gurness (Aikerness Broch)

A noted icon of Orkney’s rich archaeological heritage, the broch is one of the most outstanding surviving examples of a later prehistoric (Iron-Age) settlement that is unique to northern Scotland.

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Highlights

  • The location – strikingly positioned beside Eynhallow Sound with views across to the island of Rousay.
  • The completeness – the best-preserved broch village in Scotland. Meandering through the remains, the visitor can picture Orcadian life as lived over 2,000 years ago.
  • The Iron-Age artefacts –displayed on-site in the visitor centre.
Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Orkney
Postcode: KW17 2NH

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Closed during winter season
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Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

Events at Broch Of Gurness (Aikerness Broch)

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29 July 2014

The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Katy Dove Exhibition

Duff House

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Swords of the Righteous

Edinburgh Castle

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Arthur's Secrets

Holyrood Park

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Fortress for the King

Fort George

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