Historic Scotland
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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 to 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

1 November to 31 March:

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Explore an icon of Orkney’s rich archaeological heritage. This impressive Iron Age complex is one of the most outstanding examples of a later prehistoric settlement to survive in Scotland.

What to see and do

  • Soak up stunning views of the island of Rousay from the broch’s striking position by Eynhallow Sound
  • Marvel at the completeness of Scotland’s best-preserved broch village
  • View Iron Age artefacts on display in the visitor centre on site
  • Explore nearby – Gurness is one of at least 10 brochs that line either shore of Eynhallow Sound
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