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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

Facilities

 

Access

Parking

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.

Visitor centre

There is a single step into the visitor centre.

Monument

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.

Dogs

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. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

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For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide

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