Camster Broch

All that is left of this broch is a robbed mound covered with turf. No structural details are evident. A few stones and what looks like a ridge surrounding the mound suggests the broch may have had an enclosure encircling it.

The two Camster brochs are on private farmland with working dogs and sheep, so be sure to ask for permission before going tramping around the brochs.

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Camster broch photographs

Camster 01

Camster 02

Camster 03

Camster 04

Camster 05

Camster 06

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.