Broch of Gurness

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Important notice

The Broch of Gurness visitor centre will be closed on Sunday 16 June. 



Carers tickets

In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, 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 (the gap is approx 0.5m wide). 

Visitor centre

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.

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Opening times

30 Mar to 30 Sept:
The site is open daily, 10am to 4.30pm.
Last entry 4pm

Closed for lunch 12.30-1pm

1 Oct to 29 Mar:

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