Achness Broch (Achaneas 2)

This one is beside the Achaneas broch, on the banks of the River Cassley, beside the Achness Falls. What a spot! They must have lived well on salmon, these Picts. This broch is robbed to bits, and it's just a grassy mound now. However, the site is clearly visible, and the outline of the walls can be seen. You can also see original stone through a few tree roots.

Take the single track road from Rosehall up Glen Cassley to the Achness Waterfalls, and both this and the Achaneas broch are easily assessible beside the road. Might as well take in the beautiful Achness Falls while you are there. Parking could be a problem and you might have to find somewhere in Rosehall and walk from there.

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Achness broch photographs

Achness 01

Achness 02

Achness 03

Achness 04

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Achness 10

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Achness 14

Achness 15

Achness 16

Achness 17

Achness 18

Disclaimer: Some brochs were built with military defensive purpose, and as such can be situated in extremely dangerous areas, such as on the edge of cliffs and ravines. Additionally, these are Iron Age structures, most of them in ruins, and they are extremely hazardous, with crumbling stone walls and hidden chambers. Existing walls, lintels, and passages could collapse at any time. The information here is provided free but it is your responsibility to ensure its accuracy, ensure your own safety, and acquire permissions for access where necessary. Accessing brochs is done entirely at your own risk.