Special arrangements are currently in place at Broch of Gurness, to comply with Scottish Government guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
- Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
- We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting
- In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions)
In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.
We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.
The large car park is level gravel.
Approach to site
The broch is 180m along a gravel path and through a kissing gate. This can be opened to allow wheelchair users entry to the site.
There is a single step into the visitor centre.
The site has uneven ground, which is mostly grass. The broch ruins have numerous steps and level changes.
Some of the paths between buildings can be narrow. Visitors must also navigate a great deal of protruding archaeology.
Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.
Visitors' dogs are allowed at Broch of Gurness, but are not permitted in roofed areas.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.
For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide.