Borgue Langwell Broch (Berriedale, Langwell Water, Burg Langwell)

Borgue Langwell stands amidst the ruins of more recent buildings most likely built with stone plundered from the broch. There isn't much of the original stonework still visible, but there is a short section of outer wall which you can trace. Recent excavations have revealed a gallery which probably housed the stair, and in another part a chamber has been opened.

Access is through the Langwell estate, so you should contact the Factor to arrange access. If you need to cross the river, some of the footbridges marked on the map no longer exist, having been washed away in recent spates. You can park at the top of Berriedale Brae and walk down the marked track right to the broch.

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Borgue Langwell broch photographs

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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.