Historic Scotland

Opening times

Carn Liath is open year-round.

 

Overview

Visit a uniquely Scottish monument. Carn Liath is a broch, a sophisticated type of Iron Age settlement accompanied by the rare survival of an associated village and earthworks.

Even in its ruined state, Carn Liath shows the ingenuity of Scotland’s Iron Age farmers and the sophistication of their architecture in designing an impressive and well-defended settlement.